Immunology (IMMU)

Immunology (IMMU)

IMMU 1111  Immunology Summer Course  (1 Credit Hour)  

T1 & T2 summer courses may be required for students who need to remediate pre-clinical coursework. Contact your course director for more information.

IMMU 2001  Immunology  (1 Credit Hour)  

The Immunology course is designed to provide a basis of terminology relevant to the basic concepts of immunology. It commences with the important components (cell, tissues; antibodies; immunoglobulin) involved in host defense against infectious agents. Introductory lectures serve to describe and differentiate between natural defense (innate) mechanisms and adaptive immunity mediated by functional B and T lymphocytes and their products. Subsequently, cellular interactions, especially the differentiation of helper T cells subsets and the production of relevant cytokines, will be described. This will include the mechanisms of T cell activation and regulation. Finally, clinical immunology will be discussed: autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases; hypersensitivity reactions, including atopic disorders and asthma; mechanisms of transplant rejection; and immunodeficiency disorders.