MIC3045 : Immune Recognition
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Colin Brooks
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of the module is to provide an up to date review of how the cells of the immune system recognize antigens. A major emphasis throughout the course will be on understanding how experimental research has, and is continuing, to contribute to knowledge in this area.
The aim of the module is to provide an up to date review of how the cells of the immune system recognize foreign material and thereby protect us from infectious diseases. A major emphasis throughout the course will be on understanding how experimental research has, and is continuing, to contribute to knowledge in this area.
Outline Of Syllabus
The main topics dealt with in this module are: key differences in antigen recognition between B cells and T cells, antigen presentation and antigen presenting cells, the T cell antigen receptor, T cell development, development of the T cell repertoire, peripheral tolerance in T cells, the B cell receptor, B cell development, B cell tolerance, somatic mutation and class switching in B cells, gamma-delta T cells, unconventional alpha-beta T cells, NK cells and NK cell receptors.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||172:00||172:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures provide the core information and directionality of the course, with more detailed incisive analysis of specific topics in the tutorials. The lectures and tutorials are specifically designed to encourage critical thinking as a generic skill.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written assignment will develop students’ writing skills and the ability to assimilate knowledge from a variety of sources. Final exams will test their knowledge and critical understanding of immune recognition.
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.