|Course Co-ordinator:||Dr. Sam Kung|
|Office:||417 Apotex Centre|
|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.
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)
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.
|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
|Dec. 6||9:30 a.m.||Vaccines: Principles and Practice||T. Murooka|
|Dec. 17||9:00 a.m. -
This exam covers lectures from October 18 - December 6, inclusive.
Location: D112A Dentistry