- Module code: BS211
- Module name: Immunology
- Department: School of Life Sciences
- Credit: 12
Module content and teaching
To achieve an overview of the immune system at second year undergraduate level, building on and expanding the first year immunology lectures, and acting as a bridge to more specialised final year modules.
Principal learning outcomes
The overall objective of the module is to introduce you primarily to a range of important microparasites, the diseases they cause and the relative burden of disease caused by these organisms. We will look at factors involved in their spread, and colonisation, and the host defence systems that they have to overcome if they are to become established. Techniques used in the diagnosis of infection will be discussed, as will the strategies employed in their control. This will include some insights into the practise of clinical bacteriology. We will also look at the impact of infectious disease over the centuries and how they have been perceived and dealt with by society.
Timetabled teaching activities
The module is taught in the Autumn Term, weeks 1-5.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|12 CATS (Module code: BS211-12)|
|B (Examination only)||Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C100) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Biological Sciences (MBio) (C1A1) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Biochemistry (MBio) (C1A2) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Biochemistry (C700) - Year 2