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BMED13-216: Immunology


Using an approach which is based largely upon case studies (Problem Based Learning), students will learn about cells and molecules of the immune system and how they work together to protect us against invading micro-organisms. As the semester progresses, a more clinical emphasis develops, with students learning about hypersensitivities, immune deficiencies, autoimmune disease, vaccination and transplantation & tumour immunology. Lectures will support PBL sessions and laboratory sessions.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate high level oral and written communication skills where they are able to understand and explain in detail:a) the elements that comprise the immune system and their various rolesb) the role and structure of the various classes of immunoglobulins (antibodies)c) B-cell development and how B-cell diversity is generatedd) T-cell development and how T-cells recognise antigene) The difference between T-cell and B-cell mediated immunityf) Various aspects of clinical immunology; namely- defences against infection- immune deficiencies- hypersensitivities- autoimmune disease- transplantation immunology and- tumour immunology.
2. Search the current scientific literature, critically appraise information retrieved and present a succinct summary of that information to their peers.
3. Work successfully in a group, cooperating and sharing information, delegating tasks and using the group's combined knowledge to solve problems in a number of learning environments, for example, PBL tutorials, laboratory sessions, exams and on-line assessment.


Student must have sucessfully completed BMED11-203 Cell Biology & BMED11-206 Microbiology or equivalent

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017