This course introduces the students to basic concepts in immunology with the emphasis on the components of the immune system, immune responses to infections, evasion mechanisms of the pathogens, immunodiagnostics and vaccines.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
To introduce the students to basic and contemporary concepts in immunology with the emphasis on the components of the immune system (innate, adaptive, complement systems), immune responses to infections, evasion mechanisms of the pathogens, immunodiagnostics and vaccines.
This course is intended to:
- Equip the student with knowledge on the principles and applications of the immune system responses.
- Equip students with knowledge on the functioning of both the innate and adaptive immune responses.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course the students should be to:
- Explain ow the body prevents entry of pathogens.
- Explain how the body responds to presence of foreign bodies.
- Describe how the two arms of immunity interact with each other and how the immune responses are regulated.
- Appreciate the mechanisms and importance of immune system.