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.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)
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.