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Unit of Study MEDC2001 - Immunology (2022)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss immune system development, innate and adaptive immunity, and the generation of immune memory and tolerance

outline blood cell development, including different cell types and their roles in haemostasis and coagulation

describe the major histocompatibility complex molecules, their gene subtypes,and their importance in tissue transplantation

explain immune cell activation, including the influence different groups of antigen have on this process, and on vaccine development

compare and contrast dysfunctions of the immune system

generate, present and critically analyse experimental immunological data to solve scientific problems in the biomedical setting

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Owen, J, Punt, J & Stanford, S, 2018, Kuby Immunology, 8th edn, Freeman, W.H. & Company, USA. ISBN: 9781319114701.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.