|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Not currently available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2011 [ Standard ]|
Using an approach which is based largely upon case studies (Problem Based Learning), students will learn about cells and molecules of the immune system and how they work together to protect us against invading micro-organisms. As the semester progresses, a more clinical emphasis develops, with students learning about hypersensitivities, immune deficiencies, autoimmune disease, vaccination and transplantation & tumour immunology. Lectures will support PBL sessions and by laboratory sessions.
Student must have sucessfully completed BMED11-203 Cell Biology & BMED11-206 Microbiology or equivalent
Students who successfully complete "Immunology" will be able to understand and explain:
The elements that comprise the immune system and their various roles; The role and structure of the various classes of immunoglobulins (antibodies); B-cell development and how B-cell diversity is generated; T-cell development and how T-cells recognise antigen; The difference between T-cell and B-cell mediated immunity; Various aspects of clinical immunology; namely - Defences against infection, Immune deficiencies, Hypersensitivities, Autoimmune disease, Transplantation immunology & Tumour immunology
;Have developed high level oral communication skills; Be able to search the current scientific literature, critically appraise information retrieved and present a succinct summary of that information to their peers; Be able to work successfully in a group, cooperating and sharing information, delegating tasks and using the groups combined knowledge to solve problems in the tutorial.