Immunology in Health and Disease (Level 7) (845C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module will discuss the ways in which our understanding of immunology has helped in the development of clinical application of immunological procedures, such as vaccination, transplantation, induction of peripheral tolerance for the treatment of autoimmunity and transplant rejection.

There will be an emphasis on the experimental applications of immunology and their importance for clinical procedures and for basic research. The module will outline methods for the analysis of antigen expression on cells, for the study of hypersensitivity reactions, for cell-mediated cytotoxicity, for vaccine production and clinical analysis of their effects. Also, the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies against cancer, graft rejection and autoimmune diseases will be discussed.

This module will include critical evaluation of immunological experimental data, sourcing material from both primary and secondary literature and be able to present a coherent scientific argument based upon this.


92%: Lecture
8%: One-to-one (Tutorial)


30%: Coursework (Group presentation, Project)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.