Fall 2020 - MBB 326 D100

Introduction to the Immune System (3)

Class Number: 3097

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to the structure and function of the immune system and how this system protects against microbial infections. Innate immune responses, including the function of innate immune cells, receptors and complement. Adaptive immune responses, including the organization of lymphoid organs, development and function of T and B cells, and antibodies. Students with credit for HSCI 426, MBB 426 or HSCI 326 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Lecture Topics 

  1. Innate immune responses – Immediate responses to infections
  2. Innate immune responses – Induced responses to infections
  3. Antibody structure and development
  4. B cell development
  5. T cell receptor structure and development
  6. Antigen presentation to T cells
  7. T cell development
  8. T cell activation and clearance of pathogens
  9. B cell activation and effector functions of antibodies
  10. Immune memory and vaccination

Grading

  • 3 Mid-term Exams, 25% each 75%
  • Final Exam 25%

NOTES:

  • Lecture:  blended (synchronous lectures, recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing)
  • Tutorial:  synchronous (attendance is not mandatory) 
  • Assessments:  synchronous midterm exams
  • Final exam:  synchronous
  • Remote invigilation:  possibly

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Access to high-speed internet
  • Computer (with webcam)

REQUIRED READING:

The Immune System, 4th Ed., Peter Parham, 2015. Garland Science.
ISBN: 978-0-8153-4466-7

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).