This theory only module covers major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including antigen recognition, antigen processing and presentation to B and T cells, antibody structure and effector functions, the role of all major cells and cytokines in immune responses, the inflammatory response and the role of immunity in protection against pathogens. This module will also examine the effect nutrition has on the immune system. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the host defence mechanisms distinguishing innate and adaptive immunity.

  2. Give an account of the primary and secondary organs of the human immune system.

  3. Describe the cells and molecules involved in acute inflammation, and the immune response in type 1 hypersensitivities (allergies) and autoimmunity.

  4. Discuss the humoral and cell-mediated divisions of the immune system, identifying and differentiating the cells and mechanisms of activation involved including MHC.

  5. Explain the relationship between nutrition and immunity.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%