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Course Name Immunology
Course Code BIO 207
Program BSc. in Biotechnology
Semester Four
Credits Three
Year Taught 2019


Part 1

Historical perspectives in Immunology
Host-pathogen interactions

Part 2

Introduction to the Immune System
Cells and Organs of the Immune system

Part 3

Innate immune responses
Cells of the innate immune system
Inflammatory response

Part 4

Antigen capture and presentation to lymphocytes
Antigen recognition in the adaptive immune system

Part 5

Cell mediated Immune responses
Effector mechanisms of Cell mediated Immune responses

Part 6

Humoral immune responses
Effector mechanisms of Humoral Immune responses

Part 7

Immunologic tolerance and autoimmunity
Immune responses against tumors and transplants
Hypersensitivity reactions and diseases
Congenital and acquired Immuno-deficiencies

Syllabus - Year Taught
2015 2014

Text Books

  1. Basic Immunology: Functions and disorders of the Immune system, Abul K abbas,  Andrew H Lichtman and Shiv Pillai


  • Immunology, Kuby, by Kindt, Goldsby, Osborne, Sixth Edition.
  • Immunobiology, The Immune system in Health and Disease, Seventh Edition by Janeway, Travers et al, Garland Publishing, 2008.
  • Research articles and reviews from scientific publications.

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