Introduces the principles of immunology including: development of the immune system, innate immunity, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, antigen-antibody reactions, the major histocompatibility complex reactions and antigen presentation, T cell receptors (genetics, structure, selection), T cell activation and effector functions, energy and apoptosis, cytokines, phagocytic cell function, immune responses to infectious organisms and tumors, autoimmune diseases, autoimmunity, allergies, and immune deficiencies.


CLO: 1. Understand the general perspectives of innate and acquired immunity
CLO: 2. Comprehend the nature of antibodies and process whereby antibodies are induced in response to antigens.
CLO: 3. Demonstrate the process of immunization, functions of small molecular compounds that are essential for immunity in animals and plants.