BMED19005 Immunology

Course Description

The study of Immunology introduces the student to pre-natal and post-natal development of the immune system; maternal acquired immunity; the lymphatic network; immune function in health and disease including autoimmune conditions; humoral and cellular immunity; the major histocompatability complex (MHC) or HLA; T-cell and B-cell function; T-cell epitopes; immune responses to proteins, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and other multi-cellular organisms; polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies; anti-idiotypic antibodies; antibody detection methods; diagnostic uses of antibodies; vaccine design; active and passive immunity; preventive and therapeutic uses of vaccines; expression of recombinant antibodies by transgenic organisms; targeting of chemotherapeutic agents using tumour specific antibodies; immunological modulation of metabolism, growth and fertility; immunologically transgenic animals for organ use in humans; use of gene knockout models to study the MHC and immune response mechanisms. Distance education students will be required to attend residential school for this course.

Course at a glance

Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences
Career: Undergraduate
Credit points: 6
Requisites: Prerequisite: BMED19010 Macromolecules & Cell Function
HECS Banding: 3
EFTSL 0.125

Course Availability

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