CMB2004 : Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System

  • Module Leader(s): Prof. Jane Calvert
  • Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

- 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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC molecules
Genetics of antigen recognition systems
Lymphocyte development
Lymphocyte activation
Regulation of immune responses
Immunity against infection

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:301:30Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study188:3088:30N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A100EMI
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding is assessed through a summative examination.

Reading Lists

Timetable

Disclaimer: The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver modules in accordance with the descriptions set out in this catalogue. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, however, the University reserves the right to introduce changes to the information given including the addition, withdrawal or restructuring of modules if it considers such action to be necessary.