Immunology in Health and Disease (C7121)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this module, there will be an emphasis on the experimental applications of immunology, important for clinical procedures and for basic research. For example, 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.

Teaching

71%: Lecture
29%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Media production, Project)
70%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: