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Immunology, Infection and Inflammation

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Jessica Teeling
Academic year

Module overview

The course will give students an introduction to basic immune mechanisms and emphasizes the basic principles of immunology, including the cells and molecules that make up the innate and adaptive immune system. This first part will show how the immune system integrates a wide variety of different mechanisms to defend against the threats of multiple pathogens. The second part of the course deals with how the immune system operates in a variety of disease situations and seeks to reinforce basic immunological principles. Many modern drugs exploit antibodies or immune cells and by examining their production we will show how the immune response can be exploited to provide valuable tools for the treatment of disease and scientific research.

Linked modules

Pre-Requisite: BIOL1025