Microbiology and Immunology Courses
A Year 2 lecture/laboratory course introduces students to the fundamental principles of bacteriology. Bacterial and viral diseases are discussed in a more general format in another Year 2 course on the Biology of Infection and Immunity. This course is very successful in capturing a student’s interest in infectious diseases. Student presentations on selected prokaryotes and viruses are an integral part of a Year 3 course on the diversity of prokaryotes and viruses and this is followed by a course on advanced concepts in baterial pathogenesis in Year 4. In Year 4, a course on molecular virology covers an in-depth view of RNA and DNA animal viruses including structure, replication, and pathogenesis. Newsworthy topics related to animal viruses are covered in student presentations.
An introductory immunology course offered in Year 3 introduces the concept of self/non-self discrimination, cells and components of the immune system, architecture of lymphoid organs, the fundamental aspects of antigen structure and recognition, as well as immune responses in health and disease. This course has been very successful in sparking students’ interest in research in the area of Infection and Immunity. A further understanding of helpful and harmful immune responses is offered in a senior-level Year 4 course. Topics include innate and adaptive mediators and mechanisms of immunity to viral invaders, transplantation and tumor immunology, self- tolerance and autoimmunity, and immunotherapy of various diseases in elegant experimental models and real-life clinical conditions
Constraints - how your module affects your access to Microbiology and Immunology courses
Course Selection Guidelines - a year-by-year guide for selecting courses in the basic medical science modules.
What you should know......
1. A minimum mark of 70% in each of Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, 3300A, 3400B, and Biochemistry 3381A is required for registration in the Honors Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology.
2. Enrolment in either Microbiology and Immunology 4100A or 4200B requires a minimum mark of 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3400B
3. Enrolment in Microbiology and Immunology 4300A requires a minimum mark of 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3300A.
4. Microbiology and Immunology 2500B and 4000-level Microbiology and Immunology courses may not be taken concurrently.
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