Courses Catalogue

Immunology

COURSE CODE: IMB 2203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

a.  introduction to immunology (8LH)

 

i.      Definition   of   Immunology   including   basic   clinical   aspects;   Founders   of

 

Immunology and their contributions;

 

ii.      Classification and characteristic features of functional immunity

 

iii.      Innate   and   adaptive   response;   humoral   and   cellular   responses.      Innate determinants including genetic, physical barriers, phagocytes NK cells, soluble and microbicidal factors

iv.      Principles of adaptive immunity: recognition, narrow specificity and memory.

 

v.      Antigenicity   and   Immunogenicity:   antigens,   haptens,   carriers,   alloantigens superantigens.  Factor enhancing immunogenic including degree of foreignness, molecular size, chemical complexity, dose and route of administration, genetic constitution and age of individual

vi.       Components  of  immune  system:  haemopoetic  process  and  organization  of lymphoid tissue. Myeloid and lymphoid pathway of cell differentiation; Morphological features and functions of lymphocytes, mononuclear and polymorphonuclear leukocytes;

vii.      Primary (central) lymphoid organs; thymus, bone marrow and Peyers patches; Secondary (peripheral) lymphoid organs; lymph, nodes spleen, lymphatic vessels, aggregates of lymphoid organs and mucosal ass

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