APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY - 2023/4
Module code: BMS3104
In this module you will use the knowledge and fundamental principle of immunology acquired in the previous year to study how the immune system actually functions in a range of physiological and pathological situations. This will allow a dive into translational immunology, as well as an insight into comparative immunology between animal species specifiities.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
ROLLIER Christine (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 82
Seminar Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 2
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
BMS2045 Introduction to Immunology
Indicative content includes the following themes focused on animal & veterinary immunology and One Health.
- Effector responses, and technologies to measure the innate & adaptive immunity in quantitative and qualitative aspects, including the role of genetic studies
- Immune dysfunctions such as allergies (hypersensitivities)
- Specifics of cancer immunology
- Impact of the immune system at different phases of life and in different physiological aspects
- Responses to infectious diseases, systemic and mucosal.
- Vaccine development
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Course work with oral presentation||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of immunology applied to veterinary bioscience and animal science.
The summative assessment for this module consists of a course work presented orally, as well as an exam.
Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout with examples of exam type questions that will be discussed. In addition, students will be provided with feedback on their performance with the coursework, which will teach them to explore and master a topic of applied immunology.
- This module aims to provide a clear understanding of different functions of the immune system of animals, in physiological and pathological processes, as well as how the immune system can be harnessed in biotechnologies.
|001||Describe the species specific immune systems||K|
|002||Explain how the immune system of animals compares to that of humans||K|
|003||Understand the basics of veterinary immuno-pathology||K|
|004||The students will acquire knowledge and examples of how the immune system influences infectious and non-infectious disease, and its importance in all phases of life and in several physiological processes in animals.||K|
|005||The students will have the opportunity to explore how the immune system can be harnessed in biotechnologies and notably vaccine development for veterinary use.||K|
|006||Communicate effectively orally and in written work. They will also gain cutting edge information on the most used techniques to characterize immune responses in different species, as well as insight into cutting-edge technologies.||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|
|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
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 / seminars, class tutorials and small group sessions with possibility for debate and workshops, revision tutorials
The contact time is expected to be between around 24 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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