Infection and Immunity

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Infection and Immunity

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anatomy, Biology, Human Biology, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Pre-requisites: At least a condoned credit in: Cell Biology or Functional Anatomy
    An overview of pathogenic microorganisms, the factors which contribute to their virulence and pathogenicity, and the diseases they cause will be combined with an overview of the human immune system, its evolutionary development and its interactions with those microorganisms. The different components of the immune system will be covered in depth and consideration given to the roles of different leucocytes and effector molecules in the immune response including the key features and effectors of inflammation. Alongside consideration of the roles of the immune system in the elimination of microorganisms other key roles of the immune system will be considered including wound healing, immuno- surveillance and the immune response to malignancy/ cellular abnormality.
    Assessment: Case Study Report (40%) ; Exam (60%).
    *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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