Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Immunology

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS11100
Module leader: Graham Wright
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will gain a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the cells, molecules and functions of the human immune system. You will learn about the role of the immune system in diseases such as autoimmune disorders and allergy. You will also learn about immunotechnology aspects including blood typing, transplantation, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines, illustrating the value of immunology in diagnosis and therapeutics.The innate and adaptive immune responses; the cellular and molecular components of the immune system; inflammation and vaccine adjuvants; role of dendritic cells and pattern recognition receptors (PRRs); antigen processing and presentation; role of B and T cells in immune responses; immunological techniques e.g. flow cytometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); immune tolerance and autoimmune disease; transplantation; tumour immunology; hypersensitivity; Monoclonal antibodies and therapeutics.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Evaluate the cellular and molecular components of the immune system.

LO2: Critically assess the importance of applications of immunology to an understanding of human health and disease.

LO3: Critically explore the immunopathological basis of disease.

LO4: Evaluate current immunology research papers.

LO5: Critically appraise contemporary immunological techniques and understand their applications in diagnosis of disease and in research.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
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 Lecture 14
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 28
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Technical Drawing 60 1,2 & 4 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Laboratory report 40 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS11100 Advanced Immunology