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Immunology: Course Outline

Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms

Course Outline


  1. Differentiate between antigen, antibody, epitope, hapten and adhesion molecules. Differentiate between innate and acquired immunity.
  2. The structure and function of Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). Cytokines.
  3. The mechanism of humoral and cell mediated immunity.
  4. Type I, type II, type III and type IV hypersensitivity reactions giving relevant examples.
  5. Differentiate between auto graft, homograft, allograft and xeno graft. Immuno tolerance and immune paralysis. Discuss the mechanism involved in allograft rejection and steps that can be taken to combat rejection.
  6. Classification of immunodeficiency disorders.
  7. The basis of autoimmunity.
  8. Amyloidosis-Pathogenesis, classification.

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