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MICR2221 Medical Immunology

10 creditsClass Size: 175

Module manager: Dr Martin Stacey
Email: M.Stacey@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The purpose of this module is to provide detailed knowledge of the immune system focusing on human health from infectious and auto-immune disease to treatment.

Objectives

- To obtain a deeper insight into how the different components of the human immune system work together to combat infection.
- To comprehend how deregulation, malfunction or suppression of parts of the immune system cause diseases.
- To obtain an insight into therapeutic approaches which target immunological important molecules.
- To be able, by the end of the module, to apply the knowledge gained to different disease scenarios.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Describe how the different components of the human immune system work together to combat infection.
- Appreciate how deregulation, malfunction or suppression of parts of the immune system cause diseases.
- Gained an insight into therapeutic approaches which target immunological important molecules.


Syllabus

- Immune response to intracellular pathogens I
- Immune response to extracellular pathogens I
- Auto-inflammatory Diseases
- Allergic Diseases
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Transplantation
- Immunosuppression
- Cancer Immunology
- Infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host
- Immunity to parasites
- Mucosal Immunity
- Immunisation
- Immunotherapy.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture171.0017.00
Private study hours83.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

83 hours: preparation for lectures, in-course assessments and exam, on-line material.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Student attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Completion of coursework MCQs and exam.
- Engagement with VLE resources.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment2 x MCQs (15% each)30.00
In-course AssessmentFormative assessment - engagement with VLE resources0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/04/2019

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