Courses Catalogue

Immunology

COURSE CODE: MCB 1205
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

I) Lectures (20 Hours)
i) Introduction (2 hours)
a)    History y of immunity 
b)    Early theories 
c)    Components of immunity 

ii) Innate Immunity (6 hours)
a)    Anatomic  Barriers 
b)    Physiologic barriers 
c)    Endocytic and phagocytic barriers 
d)    Inflammatory response ;causes, symptoms/signs of inflammation
e)    Immunological surveillance 
a)    Cells of the immune system ;B cells ,T cells T helper cells 
b)    Cell mediated Immunity
c)    Antibody mediated immunity(Humoral Immunity) iii) Acquired Immunity(6 Hours) 
a)    Primary response
b)    Acquired active immunity, acquired passive immunity
c)    Vaccination and immunity

iii)    Antigens (Immunogens) and Antibodies (Immunoglobulins)
a)    Antigen presenting cells (APC) 
b)    Antigen recognition ,Specificity 
c)    Major Histocompatibility Complex(MHC) 
d)    Processing & presentation of antigens ,Clonal selection 
e)    Cellular interactions 

iv)    Organs of the Immune System (2 Hours) 
a)    Primary lymphoid organs 
b)    Secondary lymphoid organs 

v)    Hypersensitive Reactions (2 Hours)
a)    Type I Hypersensitivity; Anaphylactic hypersensitivity
b)    Type II;Cytotoxic hypersensitivity
c)    Type III;Immune complex mediated hypersensitivity
d)    Type IV;Delayed hypersensitivity

vi)    Immunodeficiency and AIDS (1 hour)

vii) Autoimmune diseases (1 hour) II) Practicals (30 Hours) 

Teaching/Learning methods 
a)    Lectures
b)    Discussion 
c)    Role plays
d)    Demonstrations and return demonstrations
e)    Case Studies
f)    Clinical conference 

Teaching/Learning materials
a)    Immunological  equipment
b)    Immunology  Practical Log books
c)    Immunology  text Books
d)    CD projectors 
e)    Immunological Charts/models