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Courses / Modules / BIOL3037 Immunology


When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Emma Reeves
Academic year

Module overview

This module covers the major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including antigen recognition, antigen processing and presentation to B and T cells, the molecular events leading to the generation of antibody and T cell receptor diversity, antibody effector functions, the role of CD4 and CD8 T cell subsets and NK cells in immune responses, self-tolerance and autoimmunity, and the role of immunity in protection against pathogens and cancer.

In addition, this module aims to increase awareness that immunology, as well as being of intrinsic interest, has a broad impact on biology and medical sciences. We will also include a profile of the impact of research in Southampton on understanding major diseases, including cancer, profiling the ‘Southampton immunology footprint in global research’.