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Module Code: BIO309
Module Title: Molecular Immunology
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Biological Sciences
Pre-requisites: BIO203
The aim of this module is to provide students with an in-depth and critical understanding of contemporary concepts in modern molecular immunology.
Learning outcomes 
A Describe and explain in detail the fundamental principles of modern immunology.

B Describe the molecules, pathways and cells involved in innate and adaptive immune responses, and how immune responses are regulated and co-ordinated

C Explain current understanding of the mechanisms underlying some important immune disorders and inflammatory diseases
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching strategy is a series of formal lectures.
Basis of immunity: Overview and perspectives of immune system and immune responses; - Innate Immunity: Toll-like receptors and opsonic receptors, and recognition/phagocytosis/complement system

Clonal selection of lymphocytes; tolerance; self/non-self recognition; adaptive immunity.

- Immune organs and cells of adaptive Immunity (Development/selection; APC (antigen presenting cells)/ B lymphocytes/T lymphocytes; NK; DC cells)

- Key immune molecules and functions (antigens; MHCI/II; cytokine; chemokine)

- B cell biology and humoral immunity (BCR; IgG; activation; signalling; memory, vaccines)

- T cell biology and cellular immunity (sub-types, maturation and activation of T cells; TCR structure, function, diversity, signalling and regulation; co-stimulatory signalling)
- Immune cell interactions;


- Immune disorders and mechanisms: Immune tolerance; Immunodeficiency, Allergy, autoimmune Diseases

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Continuous Assessments 15.00
2 Final Examination 85.00

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