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Immunology

COURSE CODE: IMB 2203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PREREQUISITE: MPP110, PHY1201, PHY1202

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

 

This will be a theoretical and practical course that will introduce students to principles of immunology and how they are altered in health and disease.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This will a theoretical course delivered mainly through interactive lectures with critical thinking discussions and demonstrations.

COURSE AIMS

 

a.   Describe immunity

 

b.   Describe the complement system c.   Discuss immunogenetics

d.   Describe B cell development, differentiation, regulation and activation e.   Explain cellular immune responses

f.   Discuss immunity and infections

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

At the end of the sub unit the students should be able to know the following:

 

a. Locate the organs of the immune system and state their functions

 

b. Dicuss the Major histocompartibilty system and its importance in innunolgy

 

c. Describe  the  complememnt  system  protons  and  their  properties,  regulations, mechanisms of activation and functions

d. Discuss  immunogenetisc  including  genes  that  encode  immunoglobulis  and antigenic receptors

e. Discuss B cell development, differentiation, and mechanisms of activation


f.  Explain  cellular  immune  response  including  T-cell  development,  regulation, mechanisms of activation and functions

g. Carryout investigations of cell-mediated immunity

 

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