Spring 2021 - HSCI 442 D100

Immunology Laboratory (4)

Class Number: 2844

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    HSCI 326 or MBB 326, and one of BISC 303, BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Laboratory methods in immunology. Focus on the vertebrate immune system and the molecular and cellular principles underlying immune recognition. Experimental methods designed to combine serology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics as a basis for understanding immunological aspects of health and disease.

COURSE DETAILS:

Synchronous lecture (recorded) along with synchronous tutorial-like session (recorded) plus remote laboratory class with demo of lab techniques each week.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The chief objective of this course for Spring 2021 is for students to become familiar with laboratory techniques used to analyze immune responses. The secondary objective is for students to improve their critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and writing/reporting skills.

By the end of the course, students should be generally knowledgeable of research techniques used to investigate immunological states, for example microscopic investigation of key immune cells, genotyping of major histocompatibility markers and select methods for analyzing antigen-specific adaptive immune responses.

Grading

  • Participation 10%
  • Lab reports 50%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Exams 30%

NOTES:

All students should know what constitutes plagiarism by, at minimum, having completed the plagiarism tutorial.

Students should contact the Student Learning Commons for help with writing and for learning and study strategies.

All students are subject to SFU's academic integrity policy and are responsible for being familiar with this policy.

Students with documented or suspected disability should contact the Centre for Accessible Learning to arrange for specific accommodations.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Teaching at SFU inSpring 2021 will be conducted largely through remote methods, notably Zoom.

All Zoom sessions via SFU require the Zoom 5.0 or higher client. SFU Zoom is available at no cost to faculty, staff and students. Students should always check for the latest Zoom update to ensure maximum security features are enabled. Instructions on updating Zoom client can be found here. Students are encouraged to sign in to Zoom using single sign-on (SSO) via Zoom desktop client or via webversion at sfu.zoom.ca.

REQUIRED READING:

1) P. Parham. The Immune System, 4th Edition. Textbook. 
ISBN: 978-0815344667

Current Protocols in Immunology. Online journal. https://currentprotocols.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1934368x 
ISBN: Link

RECOMMENDED READING:

J. Boyle & S. Ramsay. Writing for Science Students, 1st Edition. Red Globe Press. E-book.
ISBN: 978-1137571526

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 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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).