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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Immunology (Immun)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 2
Programme level Bachelor
Course responsibles
  • Michael Lisby (6-7473707a69804769707635727c356b72)
  • Morten Petersen (6-7a6f7c7b72764769707635727c356b72)
  • Department of Biology
Course number: NBIB14019U

Course content

The course will include:

  • Cells and mechanisms involved in innate and adaptive immunity
  • What is the specific immune system and how is it generated,
  • The activation and effector mechanisms of T and B cells,
  • Regulation of the immune system in health and disease,
  • Autoimmunity, allergy, immune defects and tumor immunology
  • Application of immunology in drug development and in the biopharmaceutical industry,
  • Introduction to immune systems in non-mammalian organisms.

Learning outcome


The present course will focus on understanding the key elements in the development, activation and regulation of mammalian and non-mammalian immune systems.


The students will get a solid understanding of mammalian immunology and innate immunity in a spectra of species. This will include Insight into how complex organisms defend themselves against intruders; the evolution of immunity and the never ending arms race between potential hosts and microbes; how adaptive immunity develops and functions; how innate immune systems functions; and how these immune systems are linked and regulated; Autoimmunity, allergy, immune defects and tumor immunology.


Through lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises and presentation of original literature, the students will be highly qualified to join research groups that works with all aspects of immunity. Invited speakers from the biopharmaceutical industry will learn students about application possibilities and drug development.

Recommended prerequisites

Open to Science-, Life- and Pharma-students of Biochemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology and Molecular Biomedicine or equivalent, who have passed all first year courses and half of the second year courses (corresponding to a total of 90 ECTS-points) of their curriculum.

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Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, reading and presentation of original literature.






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Category Hours
Exam 4
Preparation 226
Lectures 32
Colloquia 30
Practical exercises 30
Project work 40
Theory exercises 50
English 412


Type of assessment

Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation


Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

The student should be able to present an exhaustive knowledge about the different subjects in the course. See Learning Outcome

Censorship form

External censorship


If ten og fewer students have signed up for re-exam, the type of assessment will be changed to oral exam 20 minutes with 20 minutes preparation time and no aids.

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