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BIOL 265
Introduction to Immunology


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:20


Description
This non-lab course is an introduction to innate and acquired immunity, with particular focus on the essential concepts of the development, applications, and disorders of the specific immune system. It is intended for interested students and can be used in fulfillment of general science requirements. Topics include: antibody mediated immunity, cell mediated immunity, vaccination, immune deficiency diseases, autoimmunity, and allergy. Formerly BIO 265. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL& 260 or BIOL& 252, or concurrent enrollment in the WWCC Nursing Program.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Name, describe and identify the functions of the principal organs, cells and molecules of the immune system.
  • Demonstrate understanding of innate immunity and adaptive immunity.
  • Demonstrate understanding of immune response with respect to humoral immunity and cellular immunity.
  • Describe the structure and function of the five different classes of immunoglobulins.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how vaccinations work to create long-term host immunity.
  • Describe what the MHC is and its relationship to tissue compatibility.
  • Predict the consequences of a deficiency in one particular component of the immune system or a microbe evasion strategy on the immune response.

  • Course Topics
  • Tissues
  • Cells and molecules of immune system
  • Innate immunity and complement
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Cellular and humoral immune responses
  • Cytokines
  • T-cell activation
  • Major histocompatibility complex
  • Antibody structure and function
  • Immune system and cancer
  • Autoimmunity
  • Hypersensitivity

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2016
    6021
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2016
    7043
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2015
    0811
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2015
    6021
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2012
    0252
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.