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Infection and immunity (6 points)


Leader: Professor J Goding (Pathology and Immunology)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The following topics will be explored: How the immune system works; how the immune system deals with infections; structure and function of antibodies; genetic basis of the diversity of immunological recognition systems (antibodies and T cell receptors), mechanisms of tolerance and autoimmunity, antibodies in medicine and biotechnology, genetics of transplantation and transfusion, microbial strategies of immune evasion, HIV-host/pathogen interactions, emerging infections, diseases of the third world.

Assessment: Examination (3 hour): 60% + Tutor's assessment: 30% + Essay: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 lectures and 3 hours of laboratory/tutorial session per week

Prerequisites: BMS2052

Prohibitions: IMM3031

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