Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 lectures (three per week) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Students should have previously enrolled in:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||The prerequisite subjects provide an appropriate background for this subject.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Assoc Prof Stephen Turner
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Ms Chantelle Linnett
|Subject Overview:||The subject provides an in-depth study of cell interactions in the immune response: natural and acquired immunity to bacteria, viruses and parasites; design of vaccines; immunodeficiency, including HIV/AIDS; immunopathology of infection; autoimmunity, its aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment; and current practice and future perspectives in transplantation and tumour immunology.|
|Objectives:||Upon completion of the subject students should be able to understand and discuss: |
Students should have developed skills in analysing experimental evidence for immunological concepts.
They should appreciate the experimental basis of our knowledge of the immune response and how this knowledge can be extrapolated to practical applications.
|Prescribed Texts:||“Janeway’s Immunobiology” (Murphy et al) 7th edn, 2008 |
|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|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills: |
|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.|
Bachelor of Science |
Defence and Disease |
Immunology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Microbiology, Infection and Immunology
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
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