Advanced Immunology/Immunochemistry

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Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This course is intended to equip the student with the knowledge and understanding of the vertebrate immune system, its component and mechanism of immune responses with specific reference to the human immune defence system.  The advanced is offered as an elective to third year students in the semester of every year.  In addition the course exposes the students to practical application of immunological function and application of immunochemical techniques in various disciplines. 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course the student is expected to be able to: ·         Define immunology; Immunochemistry, Immunity, Immune system and immune responses.·         Name major organs of the immune system and explain mechanisms of immune reactions.·         Explain the importance of the immune system.·         Explain inappropriate immune reactions and consequences.·         Describe mechanism of immunological memory·         Describe mechanism for generation antibody diversity.·         Explain the principles of classifying immunoglobulin’s.·         Describe the biological/physiological functions of immunoglobulins·         Differentiate specific and nonspecific immune responses·         Differentiate B/T lyphocytes and describe process of development·         Describe antigen recognition by B/T cells

Advanced Immunology
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