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MICR 464: Medical Microbiology and Immunology

First Semester - 20 points

Course overview

vaccineThe immune response is important in protecting the host from infection and cancer. This paper will analyse the interaction between the host immune system, microorganisms and neoplasia. In particular it will examine the challenge faced by the host, the host’s response to infection and cancer, and how we can harness the power of the immune response for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases and cancer.

Download the course outline (doc, 90kb)

Introductory session (March 8)

Dr James Ussher

Module 1: Vaccines for malaria (March 15, 22)

Dr Bruce Russell

Module 2: Designing new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell strategies to destroy cancer (March 29, April 5)

Associate Professor Alex McLellan

Module 3: Innate lymphoid cells (April 12, 26)

Dr Jo Kirman

Module 4: Gut Microbiome (May 3, 10)

Dr Blair Lawley

Module 5: Innate-like T cells (May 17, 24)

Dr James Ussher

Lecture course overview

MICR 464 is a tutorial-based paper. The paper consists of five modules, with each module comprised of two tutorials. 

Students will be expected to read research papers on a variety of medical microbiology and immunology topics and be prepared to discuss these in the tutorials.

Tutorials start Wednesday 8 March, 8.30am in Room 208, Microbiology Building. Other than the introduction, each module is a 2 week block.

Assessment

  1. A 30-minute oral exam (25%) - 31st May
  2. A 3-hour final exam (75%) - TBA

Teaching staff

For more information

View the details of this paper on the University of Otago website

Students are encouraged to contact staff by email to make arrangements for a time to discuss course-related matters.

For more information on this course, please contact Dr James Ussher.