Spring 2022 - MBB 727 G100
Immune System II: Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)
Class Number: 2614
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
1 778 782-8701
Prerequisites:MBB 426 or HSCI 426 or permission of the instructor.
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.
Updated prerequisites: MBB/HSCI 426, or MBB/HSCI 326, or permission of the instructor
Many diseases are caused by inadequacy or dysregulation of the immune system. This course will examine the immunological mechanisms underlying vaccination, primary human immunodeficiencies, HIV/AIDS, asthma and allergy, autoimmunity, and organ transplantation. Immune responses to cancer and cancer immunotherapy will also be discussed.
- Evasion and subversion of host defenses by pathogens
- Primary human immunodeficiencies
- Allergy and hypersensitivity
- Induction and maintenance of tolerance
- Tumor immunology and immunotherapy
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- 2 non-cumulative exams (20% each) 40%
- One individual in-class presentation with written summary 50%
- Class participation 10%
Original research articles and review articles
The Immune System, 5th Ed., Peter Parham, 2021. Norton.
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