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Infection, Immunology & Inflammation

Module code: BMD269

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 4: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 6: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 12 pm - 2 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Olivier Marches
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BMD115 or BIO111

The module starts with an investigation of key characteristics of viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms causing infections in humans. The mechanisms by which micro-organisms cause disease and evade the immune system are considered. It then explores the principle components of the immune system, describing the molecules and cells that protect against infection and cancer, and their contribution to innate and adaptive immune responses. The role of the immune system in disease is illustrated with examples of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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