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MON2004 : Molecular and Cellular Immunology (Monash University) (External Module)

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s):
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0


This module examines in depth important features of development and function of the immune system in health and disease.

Outline Of Syllabus

Areas covered include development of the innate and adaptive immune system, antigen processing and presentation, maturation of the immune response, self-tolerance and regulation. Advanced techniques in immunology will be presented including the relevance of genetic engineering. Skills will also be developed in searching and critically reviewing the literature, in assignment writing and oral presentation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:003 per teaching week
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading62:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Triplicate session
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study452:0090:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Theory will be provided in weekly lectures and reinforced during small group learning tasks. Independent study will provide the opportunity to develop understanding from key principles in order to formulate hypotheses and analyses scientific data.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination502A8In-course MCQ 1
Written Examination502A7In-course MCQ 2
Lab exercise1202A15Tutorial assessment (cumulative assessment))
Written Examination1802A60Final written examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M10Project assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The MCQ and tutorial assessment enable students to test their breadth of knowledge early on in the module. The assignments enables depth of knowledge and application of research skills to be demonstrated. Students will also demonstrate their cumulative understanding and interpretation skills via a written examination.

Reading Lists