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Clinical immunopathology (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Jennifer Rolland and Dr John Emmins

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject will first review the normal immune response to a foreign antigen. The pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with an excessive, defective or unwarranted immune response will then be presented. Disorders include autoimmune diseases, allergy, immunodeficiency states, leukemia/ lymphoma and transplant rejection. Prospects for tumour "vaccines" will also be discussed. How new insight into the cellular and molecular nature of the immune system is enabling improved diagnosis and more effective control of these disorders will be demonstrated. Skills will also be developed in searching the literature and assignment writing.

Assessment: One assignment (2000 words): 15% + Two multiple choice examinations during semester: each 7.5% + One 3-hour examination: 70%

Contact Hours: Four 1-hour lectures per week and one 1-hour tutorial per fortnight

Prerequisites: One level-two biological science unit + Recommended: IMM3031, IMM3051, and level-two unit in both biology and chemistry

Corequisites: IMM3062 (recommended)

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