CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY - 2021/2
Module code: BMS3054
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A series of lectures covering the immunopathology, symptoms, treatment and diagnostic tests for range of clinically relevant diseases in the area of immunology and immunohaematology will be delivered by internal and external experts in the field. This will include clinical immunology consultants, Biomedical Scientists and research active experts. The focus of the coursework is on the immunopathology of infectious disease and is undertaken primarily as group work with a proportion of the marks based on individual oral and group work contribution assessment.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
BODMAN-SMITH Katherine (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: C550
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
BMS2045 Introduction to Immunology
Indicative content includes:
Immunity and Infection
Introduction to the module aims and coursework assessment
Immune responses to specific infectious diseases
Coursework feedback sessions
Autoimmune disease: diabetes
Coursework feedback sessions
Immunohaematology, Transplantation and Cancer
Coursework feedback session
NHSBT, transfusion screening and reactions
Haemoglobinopathies and sickle cell disease
Histocompatability antigens, tissue typing and transplantation
Haemopoetic cell transplantation
Coursework poster session 1
Coursework poster session 2
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK - POSTER PRESENTATION||40|
|Examination||EXAMINATION - ESSAY QUESTIONS - 120 MINUTES||60|
Coursework 3000 word essay on the immunopathogenesis of a named microorganism.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
- Integration of knowledge of molecular mechanisms of the immune system with the pathogenesis of a range of infectious diseases by studying (in detail) those against a named pathogen. Upon presentation of this work, the students have the opportunity to compare their findings with those of 8-10 other pathogens
- Integration of knowledge of molecular mechanisms of the immune system with the pathogenesis of a range of clinically relevant immune and immunohaematological diseases/disorders through critical discussion of the above in 2 one hour extended essays (from a choice of 5)
- Group work contribution forms part of coursework mark and allows students to reflect on their individual contribution and that of other to the poster.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Group study of the immunopathogenesis of a particular infectious organism with the assessment based on a poster presentation by the group individuals during teaching week 10 or 11 for 4 hours
- 2 hour examination in which students write 2 extended essays from a choice of 5
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative feedback is given on preparation of the coursework poster in group tutorials (available on 3-4 dates by appointment)
- Formative feedback on examination style essay structure and content includes class discussion of past examination questions during revision week
- Coursework poster marks are provided by revision week
- Provide students with more in depth understanding of the principles of cellular and molecular immunology by examining the immunopathology of a range of diseases of current clinical importance
- Provide students with a deeper appreciation of the immunopathology of immunohaematology and transplantation
|1||Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the molecular and cellular events that occur during an immune response||KT|
|2||Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of immune responses in infection and a range of other specific diseases||KT|
|3||Have the ability to identify and discuss in-depth the clinical aetiology and management of immunohaematological and transplantation disorders||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 4
Independent Study Hours: 118
Lecture Hours: 28
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Provide lectures delivered by experts in the field of immunology and immunohematology (clinical immunology consultants, Biomedical Scientists, research active immunologists/haematologists) across a range of clinically relevant immunological and immunohamatological diseases/disorders.
- Allow integration of knowledge of molecular mechanisms of the immune system with disease pathogenesis of a range of infectious, immunological and haematological diseases/disorders.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures (2-3 hours per week)
- Coursework feedback/feedforward sessions (by appointment)
- Scientific meeting style poster presentation session (4 hours)
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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Programmes this module appears in
|Microbiology BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biochemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biochemistry MSci (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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