Core Module Information
Module title: Immunology (Sri Lanka)

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

Module code: BMS09800
Module leader: Lorna Proudfoot
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

BMS08101 Biochemistry Examples of Equivalent Learning : In addition to Biochemistry,
knowledge of molecular processes and cell biology would be advantageous

Description of module content:

The first lectures will introduce you to the major elements of the human immune system
introducing 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 an initial, in depth
focus on acute inflammation. Immune tolerance, T cell development and T cell and B cell
effector mechanisms will also be covered. Once we have covered the foundations of the
immune system, you will use the knowledge acquired to evaluate the involvement of the
immune system in pathology (e.g. autoimmune disease, hypersensitivity) and reflect on
the contribution of immunotechnology to modern medicine (e.g. vaccination,
transplantation). Your 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 your lectures 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 acute inflammation
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
LO5: Critically reflect 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: SRI LANKA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lorna Proudfoot
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Lecture 16
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Technical Drawing 30 1 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Project - Written 70 2,3,4,5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS09800 Immunology (Sri Lanka)