VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNO-PATHOLOGY - 2020/1
Module code: BMS3062
In this module you will study the species specific immune systems and understand the basics of veterinary immunopathology. You will also study the species specific anatomical and physiological differences relevant to veterinary immunopathology.
Furthermore, you will study how the immune system of animals compares to humans. On completion of this module you will have a detailed understating of the form and function of the immune system of animals and how it influences infectious and non-infectious disease.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
STEINBACH Falko (Vet Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: D323
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
BMS2045 Introduction to Immunology
- Introduction to Veterinary Immunology
What Mice and Man cannot tell us (or do not have)
- Anatomy of the immune system
- T cell activation in veterinary species (with focus on NK & g/d cells)
- Anti-Immunology: how viruses outsmart the immune system
- Regulatory T cells: or how to turn the immune system off
- The DIVA (differentiate infected from vaccinated animals) concept for vaccines
- Allergy & Autoimmunity part I
- Allergy & Autoimmunity part II
- The use of genomics to analyse the immune system of animals
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||COURSEWORK - PRESENTATION||35|
|Examination||EXAMINATION - ESSAYS (2 HOURS)||65|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
A detailed knowledge of the principles of veterinary immunology and veterinary immuno-pathology.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Presentation delivered and discussed teaching weeks 8 -11
Exam (2hrs) – Essay questions
Formative assessment and feedback
Short tests will be used to asess the students progress throughout the module. Following the tests the students will be provided with verbal feedback on their performance throughout the module.
- This module aims to: Provide an overview of veterinary immunology & immuno-pathology.
|001||Describe the species specific immune systems||K|
|003||Understand the basics of veterinary immuno-pathology||K|
|004||Describe the species specific anatomical and physiological differences relevant to veterinary immune-pathology||K|
|005||Describe the common pathologies of livestock and companion animals||K|
|006||Communicate effectively orally and in written work||K|
|007||Evaluate considerations relating to veterinary immunology||C|
|008||Evaluate considerations relating to veterinary immuno-pathology||C|
|009||Work independently demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management||T|
|010||Participate in group discussions and on group assignments||T|
|002||Explain how the immune system of animals compares to that of humans||K|
|011||Investigate and analyse problems||T|
|012||Integrate numerical & non-numerical information||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop independent thinking and analytical skills.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures – 24hrs
Presentations - 7hrs
Independent learning – 116hrs
Revision session – 3hr
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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