|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|CMB1003||Microbiology and Immunology|
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the molecular and cell biology underlying a specific immune response, and to describe how such responses can protect against infection.
Antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC molecules
Genetics of antigen recognition systems
Regulation of immune responses
Immunity against infection/immunization
•Describe the molecular structure of antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC class I and class II molecules
•Describe how antibody technology can be utilised
•Explain the part played by each of these molecules in antigen-recognition by T and B lymphocytes
•Describe the genetics of each of these types of molecule
•Discuss how the diverse repertoire of antibodies and T cell receptors is generated
•Explain how T cells are activated by antigens, and the consequences of this activation
•Explain what is meant by T-dependent and T-independent antigens and describe how these activate B cells
•Describe the stages of lymphocyte maturation from pluripotent haematopoietic stem cells
•Explain the need for immunological tolerance to self antigens and discuss how this is achieved
•Discuss how immune responses can be regulated, and the significance of qualitative regulation of immune responses
•Describe how specific immune responses can lead to the activation of effector mechanisms against infections with bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic parasites and how immunization aims to achieve protective responses
To be able to interpret scientific information, in this instance immunological data relating to case studies
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:30||1:30||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||86:30||86:30||N/A|
Lectures are used to impart information in a concise manner, to highlight areas of importance and to interrelate with directed reading and self-directed study. The seminar is used for developing higher level skills of data interpretation and problem-solving as well as information retrieval. Private study is used for self-directed learning including further reading and preparation for examinations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Knowledge and understanding is assessed through a summative examination.
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.
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