Principles of Immunology

Subject 526-304 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (three a week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: At least 37.5 points of theory and 12.5 points of practical 200-level subjects from microbiology and immunology, biochemistry, pathology, physiology, anatomy, cell biology or genetics.BBiomedSc students: 521-213 and 536-250.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Mrs Sandra Jocelyn Uren, Prof Francis Robert Carbone
Subject Overview:

By the completion of the course the students should understand and be able to describe:

  • the development, function and regulation of cells of the immune system;

  • the relationship between structure and function of antibodies;

  • the molecular and cellular basis of T cell recognition;

  • the molecular and cellular basis of innate immune responses;

  • the basis of immune mechanisms underlying immunity to infection and autoimmune disease, hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiency diseases and transplant and tumour rejection.

The subject will include coverage of the development, function and regulation of cells of the immune system; immunoglobulins; cytokines; immunological mechanisms operating in immunity to infectious disease; autoimmunity; hypersensitivity; and transplantation and tumour immunology.

Assessment: A 1-hour written examination held mid-semester (20%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
Prescribed Texts: Cellular and Molecular Immunology (A K Abbas and A H Lichtman.), 5th updated edn, 2005
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Biotechnology

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