Full course description
The course Immunology focuses on the role of different humoral factors, cells and cell systems of the innate and adaptive immune system, that are involved in the defense of an organism against intruders like foreign cells or (non) complex structures (e.g. foreign proteins). In addition, the processes in the immune response after immunization, vaccination and transplantation will be discussed.
- To gain knowledge and insight in cells and humoral factors of the innate and adaptive immune system.
- To gain knowledge and insight in cellular and molecular effector mechanisms of the innate and adaptive immunity during inflammation and infection.
- To gain knowledge and insight in the structure and function of primary and secondary lymphoid tissue.
- To gain knowledge and insight in the processes in the immune response after immunization and vaccination.
- To gain knowledge and insight in immune mechanisms in disease.
SCI1009 Introduction to Biology. Students with substantial high school experience in biology (for an indication of the relevant topics, see SCI-B, p. vi-viii) can contact the coordinators to request a waiver.
SCI2037 Cell Biology, SCI2040 Microbiology.
- Abbas, A.K., Lichtman A.H. and Pillai, S. (2016). Basic Immunology (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.