- 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
The immune response is our key defence against disease. In this course you will delve deep into the intricate workings of the immune system and discover how it protects us from infectious disease and cancer, underpins the development of vaccines and can be used as a tool or a target in modern therapeutics. You will also investigate how imbalances in the immune system can lead to the development of diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and immunodeficiency. The course provides an advanced understanding of the immune system for future practice in the biological sciences including medicine (where the foundation principles in this course will be invaluable) or as a prelude to applied research into human disease, including animal models.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the immune system components and how they normally respond to infection.
- Apply knowledge and incorporate principles to evaluate how aberrations in immunoregulation underlie autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, allergy and cancer.
- Consider how immune aberrations can be measured in the laboratory and potentially corrected by directed therapeutics.
- Acquire, analyse and interpret experimental data on research in immunology.
- Critically evaluate the current literature to assimilate views on the latest findings, and communicate them in written and oral formats.
- Assignments (2-3) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Journal article presentation (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- On-line quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Written examination (30) [LO 1,2,3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face components which will consist of approximately 36 x 1 hour lectures per semester (36 hours total) and approximately 30 hours of tutorials/workshops/labs throughout the semester.
- Approximately 64 hours of self directed study which will include preparation for lectures and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Janeway - Immunobiology (latest edition)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6018||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|