Spring 2023 - MBB 427 D100
Immune Responses in Health and Disease (3)
Class Number: 3720
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
Prerequisites:One of MBB 326, HSCI 326, MBB 426 or HSCI 426, with a minimum grade of C, 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 HSCI 427 cannot take MBB 427 for credit.
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:
Understand the physiological, cellular, molecular and genetic bases of a range of immunopathologies. Develop insights into immunosurveillance and how cancer and organ transplantation overcome immune responses. Gain depth in the use of current technologies, including immunotherapies. Improve skills developed in MBB/HSCI 426/726 to review and critique papers in the primary literature, in both oral and written formats.
- 2 non-cumulative exams (30% each) 60%
- Tutorial participation 10%
- Written summary and presentation 30%
Original research articles and review articles
The Immune System, 5th Ed., Peter Parham, 2021. Norton.
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