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Høst 2020

BIO-3609 Basal and Comparative Immunology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Obligatory course for the Akvamedisin program. The course can be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

This course aims to provide an understanding of the components (organs, cells and molecules) of the vertebrate immune system and their mood of action. The lectures will focus both on mammalian species and on bony fish. In the general part, the course will particularly discuss on how the immune system protects the body from infectious microorganisms like virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites. The student will learn how immune responses, including both innate and adaptive responses, are initiated and terminated, and how the immune system "remembers" a pathogenic intruder such that it can respond stronger at subsequent infections (the basis for vaccination). In the fish immunology part, an overview of the immune system in fish, with emphasis on aquaculture species, is provided.

Admission requirements

Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.

Application code: 9371

Obligatory prerequisites

BIO-2601 General microbiology, MBI-1001 Cell and molecular biologyor BIO-1601 Introduction to microbiology, BIO-2601 General microbiology, MBI-1002 Cell- and molecular biology

Objective of the course

Knowledge: The Candidate

Skills: The Candidate can

General knowledge: The Candidate

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.


Four hours written exam. A - E for passed, F for failed.

Coursework requirement: Attendance at the seminars (75%).

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Written test 30.11.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

MBI-2004 Immunology 8 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
Første gang: Se timeplan på nett
Forelesning prof. Jorun Bergliot Jørgensen
øvinglær. Maria Therese Ahlen
forsker Eva-Stina Isabella Edholm
Seminar - fysisk forsker Ma Michelle Demogina Penaranda
forsker Eva-Stina Isabella Edholm