Core Module Information
Module title: Immunology [Hong Kong]

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

Module code: BMS09609
Module leader: Eva Malone
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

Knowledge of basic biochemistry and cell biology

Description of module content:

The first lectures will introduce the major elements of the human immune systemintroducing for example phagocytes, B cells, T cells, antigen presenting cells,complement, antibodies, cytokines and Toll-like receptors. The complex,multifactorial, co-ordinated responses of the immune system will be explored with aninitial, in depth focus on acute inflammation. Immune tolerance, T cell development and T cell and B cell effector mechanisms will also be covered. Once the foundations of the immune system are covered, the knowledge acquired will be used to evaluate the involvement of the immune system in pathology (e.g. hypersensitivity) and reflect on the contribution of immunotechnology to modern medicine (e.g. vaccination). The lectures are supported by interactive tutorial sessions. The practical sessions associated with the module will incorporate a variety of immunological techniques and are embedded to support and enhance the lecture material delivered in addition to developing relevant practical skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Illustrate the complex and co-ordinated processes involved in acuteinflammation
LO2: Utilise a problem-solving approach to demonstrate diagnostic techniques andanalyse 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
LO5: Critically reflect on the use of immunotechnology in modern medicine

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Eva Malone
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 14
Face To Face Tutorial 7
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 173
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 30 2 & 4 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 70 1,3 & 5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS09609 Immunology [Hong Kong]