- Code BIOL6144
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Medical Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science
This course examines in detail all aspects of the biology of the immune system, and uses this foundation to study the application of immunobiology to human disease. Topics will include the innate immune system, antigen processing and presentation, HLA, B and T lymphocytes, and how the immune system provides a coordinated response to viral, bacterial and helminthic pathogens. This biology will then be applied to the understanding of the pathogenesis of human autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and cancer, how such diseases can be diagnosed in the diagnostic pathology laboratory, and the theoretical basis of new treatment strategies. Finally, the course will cover research methods including animal models that prepare for future research into human immunological disease, aided by close liaison with, and presentations by, leaders in immunological research at ANU. Practical demonstrations in flow cytometry will be complemented by small group tutorials examining specific topics in immunobiology and analysis of the latest publications in the field.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain how the immune system responds to infection, vaccination, cancer
- Discuss how human disease can result from aberrations in immune responses
- Apply diagnostic laboratory techniques to diagnose immunological diseases
- Plan established and consider new interventions to treat immunological disease
- Interpret experimental data on research in immunology
- Read and summarise the literature critically to assimilate views on new findings
Other InformationThe Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
- Tutorial presentations (including Flow Prac, Topic review and Journal Analysis 5% each total to15%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Assignments (25%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Major essay (20%; LO 3, 4, 5)
- Final exam (40%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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WorkloadTwo lectures and up to three hours of practical, seminar or tutorial work per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the John Curtin School of Medical Research to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Prescribed TextsJaneway - Immunobiology (9th edition)
Assumed KnowledgeA solid foundation in cellular function and biology, including structures of human cells and tissues. A firm understanding of molecular genetics as it applies to cellular function.
A basic understanding of microbiology, particularly with regard to human pathogens
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 3
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|7486||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person|