- Code BIOL3144
- 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On 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 the literature critically to assimilate views on new findings
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Exam (50%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Tutorial presentations (including Flow Prac, Topic review and Journal Analysis 5% each, total to15%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Assignment (35%; LO 3, 4, 5)
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WorkloadTwo lectures and up to three hours of practical, seminar or tutorial work per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsJaneway - Immunobiology (9th edition)
Assumed KnowledgeRecommended Course: BIOL3141
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|Last day to enrol
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|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Jul 2017
|31 Jul 2017
|31 Aug 2017
|27 Oct 2017