BIO-3609 Basal and Comparative Immunology - 10 ECTS
By the completion of the course, students are expected to have the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge: The Candidate
- knows the key differences between innate and adaptive immunity
- Knows the differences between a primary and a secondary immune response
- knows the principal organization of lymphoid organs of mammals and fish
- knows about immunological cell types, their effector mechanisms and the typical tissue location and the mechanisms for migration and tissue invasion by different immune cells.
- knows which function various cytokines and the complement system has
- knows the essential immune molecules / receptors - B and T cell receptors and MHC Class I and II
- Outline the mechanisms for the generation of diverse antigen receptor repertoires in the T and B lymphocyte populations and the roles of RAG and TdT enzymes in this process.
- explain how and where adaptive immune responses are initiated and the principles of clonal selection and clonal expansion in adaptive immune responses, and the difference between naive, effector and memory lymphocytes.
- know the differences in the defence against bacteria and viruses
- understand the immunological principles behind vaccines, including adjuvants, and mechanisms for induction of immunological memory by vaccination.
Skills: The Candidate can
- evaluate the potential effects of different prophylactic treatments including vaccines and vaccination strategies on the mammalian versus fish immune responses
- contrast key differences and similarities among mammalian and fish immune organs, cells and molecules
General knowledge: The Candidate
- has a good overview of the immune systems of mammals (humans and mice) and bony fish
|School exam||06.12.2023 09:00
||4 Hours||A–E, fail F|
To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
|Participation in seminars||Approved – not approved|
|Pre seminar work assignments||Approved – not approved|
|Course evaluation||Approved – not approved|
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: BIO-3609
- Responsible unit
- Norges fiskerihøgskole
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