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Module INTRODUCTION TO IMMUNOLOGY

Module code: BI801
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: BIOLOGY
International: No
Coordinator: Dr Sinead Miggin (BIOLOGY)
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Topics covered include: cellular and non-cellular components of the innate and adaptive immune system, the structure and downstream signalling pathways of the B cell receptor (including VDJ rearrangements), T cell receptor, cytokine receptors and pathogen recognition receptors, the role of the professional antigen presenting cells in initiating the adaptive immune response, the roles of the effector T cells and B cells in the immune response to pathogen, central tolerance, the structure and role of Major Histocompatibility complex (MHC) Class I and Class II molecules, the antigen processing pathways and the different types of hypersensitivity.

(Existing BI301 module with change in assessment. Use the BI301 timetable and identify yourself to the lecturer.)

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