Introduction to Immunology

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Immunology

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Topics covered include: cellular and non-cellular components of the innate and adaptive immune system, the structure and downstream signalling pathways of the B cell receptor (including VDJ rearrangements), T cell receptor, cytokine receptors and pathogen recognition receptors, the role of the professional antigen presenting cells in initiating the adaptive immune response, the roles of the effector T cells and B cells in the immune response to pathogen, central tolerance, the structure and role of Major Histocompatibility complex (MHC) Class I and Class II molecules, the antigen processing pathways and the different types of hypersensitivity.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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