The Immune System
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2010 [ Standard ]|
Using an approach which is based upon self directed learning and supplemented with lectures, laboratory practicals and 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 will be placed upon the learning outcomes for students who undertake this subject.
Student must have sucessfully completed BMED71-203 Biology of Cells & BMED71-206 Microbial Biology or equivalent in order to undertake BMED71-216 The Immune System
Students who successfully complete ┐The Immune System┐ 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
o Defences against infection
o Immune deficiencies
o Autoimmune disease
o Transplantation immunology &
o 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 clinical problems.