Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Immunology (Hong Kong)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS09603
Module leader: Eva Malone
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science


Description of module content:

Introduction to the immune system; Cells of the immune response, including histochemical staining; Non-specific (Innate) immunity, including complement, Toll-like receptors, NK cells; inflammation; Phagocyte killing; Specific (adaptive) immunity; Antigens and antibodies; Antibody techniques; B cell development; Antigen processing and presentation (MHC); T cell development; T cell effector mechanisms; Immune tolerance; Autoimmune disease; Transplantation; Hypersensitivity; Immunodeficiency, including AIDS; Tumour immunology & Vaccination.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Illustrate the wide range of components involved in the immune system
LO2: Utilise a problem-solving approach to demonstrate diagnostic techniques and analyse numerical data
LO3: Evaluate the contribution of the molecular approach to the study of immunology
LO4: Provide a rationale for the involvement of the immune response in pathology, e.g. autoimmune disease
LO5: Critically reflect on the use of immunotechnology in modern medicine, e.g. vaccination
LO6: Develop analytical and critical skills through appraisal of scientific papers.

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