Module guide WS 2018-2022

Module LS4035-KP06

Immunology (Immunol)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each winter semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), Infection Biology, 1st semester
  • Master Infection Biology 2012 (compulsory), Infection Biology, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Immunology (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • Immunology (seminar, 2 SWS)
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
  • 120 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • History of Immunology.
  • Hematopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cells.
  • Cells of the innate immune system.
  • Immune sensing by cell-bound pattern recognition systems.
  • Immune sensing by soluble pattern recognition systems.
  • B cells, gene rearrangement and antibodies.
  • MHC, antigen presentation and T cell activation.
  • T cell subsets, functions and regulation.
  • Cytokine receptors and signaling.
  • Soluble mediators and cell trafficking.
  • Mucosal immunity.
  • The immune response in allergy.
  • The immune response in autoimmune diseases.
  • Introduction: Basic mechanisms of immune defense against pathogens.
  • The impact of the microbiome on innate and adaptive immune responses.
  • Immune mechanisms in infection with extracellular bacteria.
  • Immune mechanisms in infection with intracellular bacteria.
  • Immune mechanisms in infection with pathogenic protozoa, nematodes, trematodes and cestodes.
  • Immune mechanisms in infection with DNA and RNA viruses.
  • The Sepsis syndrome.
  • Vaccination strategies to prevent infections.
  • Immune mechanisms related to fungal infections.
  • Understanding the basics in Immunology
  • Understanding the immune mechanisms in infection
  • Employing principles of immunology for studies in infection-immunology
Grading through:
  • written exam
  • Marked presentation
Responsible for this module:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Karsten
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rudolf Manz
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Yves Laumonnier
  • Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Köhl
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Reiling
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Tautz
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
  • Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Hölscher
  • Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Friedrich
  • Kenneth Murphy: Janeway's Immunobiology
  • offered only in English

If both module parts are passed successfully, the final grade is calculated from the weighted partial grades as follows: 33.33% seminar, 66.67% written exam.

The total amount of time allocated to a written examination is usually between 60 and 180 minutes (Examination Regulations).

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