MCDB 436 - Introductory Immunology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of: MCDB 310 or 311, or BIOLCHEM 415 or 451 or CHEM 451; or Graduate standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

While the subject may seem intimidating at first glance, this course is designed for students with rather minimal Cell and Molecular Biology knowledge up to advanced students, and even graduate students. It begins with a study of the organs, cells, and molecules that constitute the vertebrate immune system. The central part of the course is a study of the cellular interactions involved in initiating and mediating an immune response and using several functional approaches. Finally, the role of the immune system in organ transplants, cancer therapy, infections, allergies, and immunodeficiency diseases (among others) will be discussed as applications of immune function. To highlight these principles, a liberal number of actual clinical case studies are discussed relating common and topical immunological problems to current biomedical research. Overall, the course approaches the material from a clinical, research, and basic science perspective.

Course Requirements:

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Class Format:

Three in-class exams (no midterm nor final exam), three quizzes and three small projects (may be submitted alone or by a small group) determine course grades. There are two lectures per week but no discussion sections.

MCDB 436 - Introductory Immunology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
23205
Open
12
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780815344414
Case studies in immunology : a clinical companion, Author: Raif S. Geha ; Luigi Notarangelo., Publisher: Garland Science 6. ed.
Required
ISBN: 9780815342434
Janeway's Immunobiology, Author: by Ken Murphy, Paul Travers, Mark Walport., Publisher: Taylor & Francis 8. ed.
Required
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