MICR 334: Advanced Immunology
18 points - Semester 1
Host-pathogen interactions and disease diagnosis, allergy, autoimmunity, tumour and transplant immunology, immunodeficiency and immunoendocrinology. Molecular tools for immunology, fluorescent cell sorting, lymphocyte activation and cytokine assays.
Studying the immune system will enable you to understand how our bodies respond to infections, allergens, transplantation and cancer. Central to this is our understanding of how immune systems function and the application of this knowledge in these fields. A course in immunology opens up career possibilities in such fields as diverse as influenza vaccine development, cancer immunology and autoimmunity.
This course in the Applied and Clinical aspects of immunology will build on your fundamental knowledge of immunology. This paper is ideal if you want to explore and develop your understanding of the immune system, and investigate the application of immunology knowledge at the interface between disease and the host response to disease.
Lecture course overview
Antigen Recognition and Presentation
Lab course overview:
In these labs, you will work in groups to design and carry out an immunotherapy for melanoma. You will design an experimental approach to treat melanoma, prepare the treatment and measure its effectiveness. Several protocols will be provided to help you.
1. Laboratory-based assessment (30%)
2. Final written exam (70%)
MICR 221 and 223 or MICR 201 and MICR 202
BBiomedSc students are permitted to take MICR 334 without the MICR 221 prerequisite
Tuesday, Friday 13:00 – 13:50, QUAD4
Tuesday 14:00 – 17:50, Wednesday 09:00 – 17:50*
Labs are held in room 302, Microbiology building
*you can leave the Wednesday lab session to attend other courses as needed.
Immunology labs run weeks 5 – 8 of Semester 1.
Note: there are no lecture or practical clashes between any of the 300-level MICR papers
Immunobiology: the immune system in health and disease (7th or 8th Edition). Janeway C. and Travers P, Blackwell Scientific Publications
Cellular and Molecular Immunology (5th or 6th Edition). Abbas A. and Lichtman A, Elsevier Saunders.
- Professor Frank Griffin (Course Convenor) »
- Dr Roslyn Kemp »
- Associate Professor Alex McLellan »
- Dr Jo Kirman
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