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CLT 216 - Immunology

An introduction to the basic concepts in immunology, including development of the immune system, innate immunity, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, antigen-antibody reactions, the major histocompatibility complex and antigen presentation, T cell receptors, T cell activation and effector functions, energy and apoptosis, adhesion molecules, phagocytic cell function, immune responses to infections organisms and tumors, autoimmune diseases, allergies, immune deficiencies and AIDS.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II

Credits: 3
BIO 216
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure of immunoglobulins and discuss the mechanism for generation of antibody diversity.
  2. Discuss the nature of antigens and the characteristics that contribute to immunogenicity.
  3. Outline the key components of the innate and adaptive immune responses and describe their roles in defense.
  4. Compare and contrast the development, function, and the antigen recognition systems of the innate and adaptive immune systems.
  5. Describe various immunological manipulations and evaluate their advantages and limitations.
  6. Identify the main mechanisms of immune tolerance and its role in autoimmunity hypersensitivity states.
  7. Evaluate clinical cases to apply information to assess diagnoses, symptoms, etiology, prognosis, possible treatments, and other case-related information.