Infection and Immunity
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewPre-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%).
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