Immunology

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:
4

Program:
diplomski

Course number:
53242

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

Review of the immune system

  • Organization of the immune system
  • Innate immunity
  • Aquired (specific) immunity
  • Production and structure of antibodies on a molecular level
  • Cytokines and chemokines

Phisiological course of immunoreaction

  • Humoral immunity
  • Cellular immunity
  • Immunoreaction
  • Mucosal immunity

Immunoreaction in defense and disease

  • Mechanisms of allergic reaction
  • Immunoreaction to tumour
  • Modification of immunoreaction

Seminars

  • Methods in Immunology
  • Mechanisms of inflammation in obesity
  • Innate immunity in viral infection
  • Interactions of microbiome and immune system
  • Parasitic (helminth) infection: new weapon against immune disorders?
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Immunobiological therapy
  • Nanomedicine

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • name the components of the immune system
  • identify the differences between innate and acquired immunity
  • link and explain mechanisms of antigen recognition and presentation
  • describe and explain mechanisms of humoral and cellular immunity
  • indicate basic types of hypersensitivity and explain mechanism of alergic reaction
  • define the concept of immunodeficiency and autoimmune disease
  • apply basic immunology methods and interpret the obtained results