Molecular immunology

Objectives

At the end of this course unit the student will have acquired knowledge, skills and competences that allow him / her to:

  Acquire basic knowledge about the mechanisms of the immune response, in the different steps of the immune response.

• Learning the molecular basis and mechanisms of antigen recognition and leukocyte activation

• Identify the role of immune dysfunction in autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiencies.

•Develop skills on the applicability of methodologies / technologies used in the study of Immunology in different areas, such as, basic research, diagnosis and new therapies.

• Apply knowledge in the presentation of the mechanisms of action of immunotherapies

 

General characterization

Code

11188

Credits

3.0

Responsible teacher

Maria Alexandra Núncio de Carvalho Ramos Fernandes

Hours

Weekly - 2

Total - 35

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

- Fundamentos de Imunologia, Lidel - Edições Técnicas,  2ª ediçao, por Fernando A. Arosa, Elsa M. Cardoso e Francisco C. Pacheco

- Janeway’s Immunobiology; Garland Science, by Murphy, Travers, Walport

- Kuby Immunology; Kindt, Goldsby, Osborne

 

Articles in peer reviewed journals


Teaching method

Available soon

Evaluation method

Assessment methods 

The student will be evaluated according to the weighted average of: 1) a written examination (50% weighting) which will include the themes explored in all classes, 2) presentation of themes (35% weighting); and 3) participation and attitude in class, includes discussions of scientific articles provided by responsible of the course (weighting 15%). 

Every student enrolled must attend at least 75% of the classes. 

In case of repeated discipline, the evaluation obtained by attendance of lectures and presentations is valid for two years. 

Subject matter

DATE

Hour

TITLE

TYPE

 

17-3

14-16

Introduction to the Immunology course

Elements and mechanisms of innate immune response

theorectical

 

16-18

Questions and Answers

Work groups

Introduction to methods used in Immunology

Theorectical - practical

24-3

14-16

Elements and Mechanisms of adaptive immune response

 

theorectical

 

16-18

Questions and Answers

Work groups:

 

Theorectical - practical

31-3

14-16

Bases of the diversity of antigen recognition

 

theorectical

 

16-18

Questions and Answers

Work groups

 

Theorectical - practical

7-4

14-16

Tumour and infection immunology and immunotherapy

theorectical

 

16-18

Questions and Answers

Work groups

 

Theorectical - practical

14-4

14-16

Hipersensivities, autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies

theorectical

 

16-18

Questions and Answers

Work groups

 

Theorectical - practical

21-4

 

Immunotherapies

theorectical

 

 

Questions and Answers

Work groups

 

Theorectical - practical

28-4

 Doubts

 

 

8-5 

 

 Test

 

< 28-4

 

Report