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XX50234: Immunology and immunotherapy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 15      [equivalent to 30 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 300
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX-TH 50%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Research Presentation* (CW 50%)
  • Open book examination of 24 hours duration* (EX-TH 50%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
Students considering taking this option should have an interest in understanding the human immune system and its exploitation in the treatment of disease.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
* Apply broad knowledge gained from current literature to discuss the innate, adaptive and inflammatory human defense mechanisms;
* Apply systematic understanding and a critical awareness of host defense responses to interpret clinical case studies;
* Present a research seminar critically evaluating the applications and implications of immunotherapeutic approaches in complex, incomplete or contradictory situations.

Topics include innate, adaptive and inflammatory immune system, molecular and cellular therapeutic targets underlying processes such as mast cell degranulation, apoptosis, chemotaxis, inflammation or inflammasome processing linked to respiratory, inflammatory and autoimmune disease states such as allergy, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX50234 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM50 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)
  • TSBB-AFM50 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)