Advanced Immunology - BI622

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn 6 15 (7.5) DR E Curling checkmark-circle


The aim of this Advanced Immunology module is to review topical aspects of advanced immunology with emphasis on the regulation of the immune response, and the role of dysfunctional immune systems in the aetiology of a variety of disease states. Indicative topics include antigen processing and presentation, transplant rejection, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, cell migration homing and extravasation, cytokines, tumour immunology, mucosal immunology and autophagy.


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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 23
Private study hours: 127
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
In class Timed Essay (21%)
Encyclopaedia entry (14%)
2 hour Examination (65%)

Reassessment methods
100% exam

Indicative reading

• Murphy, K. and Weaver, C. Janeway's Immunobiology (9th edition, 2017) Garland Science
• Owen J, Punt J and Stranford, S. Kuby Immunology (7th Edition, 2013) Macmillan Publishing

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
• (Level 6) demonstrate the ability to comprehend the importance of regulation of immune function, with reference to disease states which result when regulation is defective.
• (Level 6) demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate current theories of immunological function and processes.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
• (Level 6) critically select and interpret information from textbooks and primary research papers/reviews.
• (Level 6) demonstrate an ability to present information accurately in a stipulated format e.g. in a) an in class test timed essay format or b) in a concise "camera ready" format (encyclopaedia entry).


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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