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BIOL 265
Introduction to Immunology


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Tissues, cells and molecules of immune system, innate immunity and complement, adaptive immunity, cellular and humoral immune responses, cytokines, T-cell activation, the major histocompatibility complex, antibody structure and function, immune system and cancer, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity. This course does not include a lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in BIOL& 260 or BIOL& 252, or concurrent enrollment in the WWCC Nursing Program. Formerly BIO 265.

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 2012
    0252
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2012
    6252
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2011
    0252
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2011
    6252
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2010
    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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    *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.