IMMU7070 - Introductory Immunology
Course Outline
Fall 2018
10846 A01  (Revised: April 5, 2018; July 9, 2018)
Course Co-ordinator: Dr. Sam Kung
Office: 417 Apotex Centre
Phone: (204) 480-1301
Course Times: September 13 - October 4, 2018
Mondays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

October 11 - December 17, 2018
Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 477 Apotex Centre, A. Sehon Seminar Room


This 3 credit hour course aims to introduce up to date, basic immunology concepts at a level suitable for students with little prior exposure to immunology.  The lectures are delivered by experts in their related research topics to facilitate more in-depth and research-focused discussion of the basic immunology concepts in class.  This half course is routinely taken by beginning immunology trainees, medical residents, as well as trainees enrolled in unrelated graduate programs (ie. biochemistry, medical microbiology, physiology, etc) who wish to have a concise overview of current immunology.  NB:  WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE COURSE CO-ORDINATOR IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER.

General Information:

While there is no assigned text book, you may wish to purchase Basic Immunology, Functions and Disorders of the Immune System, 5th edition by Abul K. Abbas and Andrew H. Lichtman, (2015) as a resource.  Copies can be purchased from the university bookstore or via the internet.  An on-line copy is available through the University of Manitoba Libraries website.


Midterm examination (Oct 11/18)  25%

Final examination (December 17/18)

TOTAL 100%

A midterm examination, worth 25% of the final grade, will be held on October 11, 2018.  It will consist of short answer questions on material up to and including lectures from September 13 - October 4, 2018.  A final exam, on the second half of the course, will be held December 17, 2018.  It is worth 75% of the final grade, and will be made up of short essay questions.  The number of questions set by any one examiner will be roughly proportional to the number of lectures taught.

Class Schedule:

 Date Time Topic Lecturer
 Sept 13, 2018 9:30 a.m. General Introduction to the Immune System S. Kung
 Sept 17 9:00 a.m. Principles of innate immunity S. Kung
 Sept 20 9:30 a.m. Principles of adaptive immunity J. Uzonna
 Sept 24 9:00 a.m. T cell activation A. Marshall
 Sept 27 9:30 a.m. Effector mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity S. Kung
 Oct. 1 9:00 a.m. Ag recognition in the adaptive immune system A. Marshall
 Oct. 4 9:30 a.m. Humoral immune responses and effector mechanism S. Babiuk
 Oct. 8   Thanksgiving - University Closed  
 Oct. 11 9:00-12:00 noon MID TERM EXAM
This exam covers lectures from September 13-October 4 inclusive

Location:  D112A Dentistry
Oct. 18 9:30 a.m. Ag capture and presentation to lymphocytes S. Babiuk
Oct. 25 9:30 a.m. Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity J. Uzonna
 Nov. 1 9:30 a.m. Immune responses against tumours and transplants A. Raouf
 Nov. 8 9:30 a.m. Immune responses against infectious diseases R. Su
 Nov. 15 9:30 a.m. Inflammation J. Gartner
 Nov. 22 9:30 a.m. Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies X. Han
 Nov. 29 9:30 a.m.

Disorders of the immune system: hypersensitivity

T. Murooka
 Dec. 6 9:30 a.m. Vaccines:  Principles and Practice T. Murooka
 Dec. 17 9:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
This exam covers lectures from October 18 - December 6, inclusive.

Location:  D112A Dentistry