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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 a brief introduction to innate and acquired immunity, with particular focus on the essential concepts of the development, applications, and disorders of the specific immune system. 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
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, and concepts relevant to immunology.
  • Differentiate between innate and adaptive immunity.
  • Identify the function of principle organs, cells and molecules of the immune system.
  • Describe the mechanisms involved in the generation of an immune response with respect to humoral immunity and cellular immunity.
  • Describe the function and structure of the five different classes of immunoglobulins.
  • Explain the mechanisms of the primary and secondary immune response and their relevance to immunizations.
  • Describe what the MHC is and its relationship to tissue compatibility and tolerance development.
  • Explain the relationship between the breakdown of self-tolerance and the emergence of autoimmune disorders.
  • Explain the role that immunoglobulins play in immunodiagnostic tests and immunotherapeutic agents.
  • Predict the consequences of a deficiency of any single aspect of the immune system, describing how that would manifest itself in the health of a patient.

  • 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 2017
    6021
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2017
    7043
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2016
    6021
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2016
    7043
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    BIOL 265
    Winter 2015
    0811
    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.