Spring 2021 - MBB 727 G100
Immune System II: Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)
Class Number: 2575
Delivery Method: In Person
Defects in the immunologic response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. The mechanisms of action of vaccines. The causes of immune-mediated diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions (including asthma and allergy) and organ transplant rejection. The reaction of the immune system to cancer and immunotherapy for cancer. Students with credit for MBB 427, HSCI 427, or HSCI 727 may not complete MBB 727 for credit.
Many diseases are caused by dysregulation of the immune system. This course will examine the immunological mechanisms underlying human immunopathologies with emphasis on diagnostics and therapies, especially emerging immunotherapies (therapeutic antibodies, CAR-T cells, cellular engineering), as well as vaccination.
1. Review of innate and adaptive immunity
3. Immunity to microbes
5. Vaccines and their mechanisms of action
6. Transplantation immunology
7. Immunity to tumors
8. Hypersensitivity disorders
10. Congenital immunodeficiencies
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Non-cumulative exams (3 x 20%) 60%
- One individual in-class presentation with written summary 30%
- Class participation 10%
Lectures: asynchronous (pre-recorded, available online)
Tutorials: synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled tutorials remotely)
Assessments: asynchronous (take-home exams/papers/assignments)
Final exam: No
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- access to high-speed internet
Original research articles and review articles
The Immune System, 4th Ed., Peter Parham, 2015. Garland Science.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).