Course Code: SBMS3101
Course Title: Immunology
Unit: 2
Faculty Package / Core / Elective: Core
Concentration Area: Nil
Year of Study: Year 3 or above
Term: 1
Pre-requisit:: Nil
Co-requisite: Nil
Course Coordinator:

Professor ZHOU Jingying


The immune system plays a critical role to fight against viral and bacterial infections as well as elimination of tumour cells, which is critical for maintenance of healthy well-being. The abnormal conditions of immune system result in many types of pathological conditions, such as chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, allergy and immunodeficiency. This course will introduce main concepts of immunology such as innate and adaptive immunity, discrimination of self/non-self, immune repertoire, clonal selection and tolerance. Particular emphasis will be given to human diseases associated with immune system such as allergy, AIDS, anti-tumour immunity, transplant rejection, and autoimmune conditions. Connections among nervous, immune system and microbiota will be also discussed.

Offering Year: 2018/19 onwards

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