Human Immunobiology

Study facts

Course codeHUIMM303
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterSpring
Teaching language
English (Norwegian on request).
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Number of semesters1
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Clinical Science

Contact

Contact Information

Karl Albert Brokstad (karl.brokstad@gades.uib.no)

Bergen Research School in Inflammation (BRSI)

http://www.uib.no/Broegelmann/brsi/index.html

Broegelmanns Forskningslaboratorium, Department of clinical science 

Contact Information

Emneansvarlig: Karl Albert Brokstad (karl.brokstad@k2.uib.no)

Bergen Research School in Inflammation (BRSI)

http://www.uib.no/Broegelmann/brsi/index.html

Broegelmanns Forskningslaboratorium, Department of clinical science

Administrasjon - e-post: studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no 

Contact Information

Karl Albert Brokstad (karl.brokstad@k2.uib.no)

Bergen Research School in Inflammation (BRSI)

http://www.uib.no/Broegelmann/brsi/index.html

Broegelmanns Forskningslaboratorium, Department of clinical science

studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no eller Elin.Heggernes@k2.uib.no

Aim and Content

The course covers the main areas of immunology, with special focus on the role in health and disease.

Learning Outcomes

* Knowledge

After completing the course the student should be able to:

- Recognize the main types of cells, tissues, signal molecules and bioactive factors (components), which the immune system is comprised of.

- Outline the development and maturation process of immune competent cells.

- Understand the basic mechanisms for how the immune system becomes activated and responds to stimuli e.g. infections or tissue damage.

- Have knowledge about the basic principles for defence and fight against infections. Present methods/treatment that can strengthen the immunity against infectious agents (e.g. vaccination).

- Account for main groups of diseases related to a failing immune system (auto immunity, allergy and immune deficiency) and describe in general the disease processes.

- Outline methods for treatment of immune related diseases and symptoms.

* Skills

- Describe how immunological methods can be used in biological and medical research.

- Apply the immunological knowledge to own research project.

* General Competence

- Obtain a general knowledge of how the immune system work in health and disease.

- To be able to distinguish the immunological component in a variety of complex health issues.

- Understand the importance of using immunological knowledge in both prevention and combating diseases.

Course offered (semester)

Spring.

Course Unit Level

Master (MSc) students or students at equal/similar level

with background: biology, medicine, odontology, pharmacy.

Pre-requirements

- The student should be at graduate level (having a BSc or equivalent)

-No knowledge immunology is needed, but advantageous

-Basic knowledge of human biology

Recommended previous knowledge

- None, but basic cell biology and immunological knowledge is advantageous.

Subject Overlap

The course is overlapping with HUIMM903 and MOL212.

Teaching Methods

In general, lectures from February to May, every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15-14:00,

with exam in May/June. A detailed program is prepared prior to start of course.

Please contact the course coordinator for more information.

http://www.uib.no/Broegelmann/brsi/index.html

Assessment methods

Written Exam(4 hours)

Grading Scale

A - F.

Reading List

The syllabus will be covered by lectures and the text book:

Abbas, Lichtman and Pillai. Cellular and Molecular Immunology. 7th Edition, 2011, Saunders Elsevier, ISBN 978-1-4377-1528-6.

Alternative text book (Norwegian): Bogen and Munthe. Immunologi 2. Utg, 2007, Universitetsforlaget, Olso, ISBN 978-8-2150-1093-9.

Place of Teaching

Seminar rooms 5.1 and 5.2, 5th floor, The Laboratory Building, Department of clinical science