MCB 307: Immunology



Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. explain the basic concepts of immunology and diagnostic immunology;
2. describe the types of immunity;
3. elucidate the structure of antibodies(immunoglobulins) and antigens,
4. explain the origin of the B and T cells;
5. discuss the role of immunity in protection against diseases;
6. describe the harmful effects of immunological responses;
7. identify the types of vaccines; and
8. describe animal and human vaccine production

Course Contents
Introduction; historical background. Innate and acquired immunity. Antigens, antibodies, cellular
immunity. Immunological tolerance and suppression. Surgical grafting. Complement system.
Hypersensitivity. Immunological anomalies. Diagnostic immunology. Vaccines, effect or systems
of parasite killing and nature of resistance in plants. Animal and human vaccine production.