Core Module Information
Module title: Immunotechnology [Hong Kong]

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

Module code: BMS11606
Module leader: Matthew Boyles
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

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

Description of module content:

In this module you will gain an understanding of the cells, molecules and functions of the vertebrate immune system. You will learn about blood typing, transplantation, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines, illustrating how immunology may be exploited for research, diagnosis and therapeutics. The module will cover 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 use of antibodies in research, diagnostics and therapeutics.

LO4: Evaluate current immunotechnology 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, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
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 12
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 3
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 8
Online Guided independent study 15
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 146
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 2 & 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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