Fall 2023 - HSCI 477 D100
Seminar in Vaccine Immunology (3)
Class Number: 4926
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Instructor:Nienke Van Houten
1 778 782-9065
Prerequisites:HSCI 326 or MBB 326 or HSCI 338, with a minimum grade or C- or permission of the instructor.
Immunological concepts of vaccines and vaccinology including vaccination, correlates of immune protection, humoral and mucosal immunity, adjuvants, recombinant vaccine technology, 'designer' vaccines, and HIV/AIDS vaccine design as a paradigm for modern vaccinology.
This course is structured so that you develop independent learning skills. Most of the content knowledge that you will gain in this course will come from your own efforts. You will get out what you put in. This course is interactive, promotes discussion, and provides an opportunity for feedback from the instructor and peers. This is a seminar course and thus it will not follow a standard lecture format. Most of the presentations will be done by students. The role of the instructor in this course is to provide structure for independent learning and feedback on progress. You can expect to present regularly (a paper, a breakdown of methods). This course will be labour intensive; in a similar class, students reported working on course material 8 -10 hours per week outside of class time.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Class participation and homework 10%
- Article presentations and gist summaries 30%
- Synthesis term paper: Topic and key references 10%
- Synthesis term paper: Outline and annotated bibliography 10%
- Synthesis term paper: Draft paper 10%
- Synthesis term paper: Final version 30%
Readings will comprise primary and review articles from scientific journals.
P. Parham. The Immune System. 5th Edition. 2021. Garland Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-393-53334-7.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.