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MICR 360 / BMED 877 - Immunology

 Not offered in 2020-21
 Year 3
 3-4 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact Course Coordinator: Sam Basta or Katrina Gee

NOTE: MICR 386 online is available as an equivalent course.


The general principles and mechanism of immune reaction. Immunochemical and immunobiological aspects of antibody formation and cell‐mediated immunity in health and disease will be considered.

MICR 221/3.0 or MICR 271/3.0.

At the conclusion of the course student will understand and learn how the immune system responds to infections and how it can be manipulated for therapeutic purposes in procedures such as transplantation and vaccination. Furthermore, students will gain knowledge of the critical role of the immune system in health and disease. This course aims to supply students sound knowledge in the field of Immunology.

Students will be able to:

  1. List the humoral and cellular components of the non-specific (innate) and specific (adaptive) immunity.
  2. Describe the mechanisms used by the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system.
  3. Distinguish between the role played by the non-specific (innate) and specific (adaptive) immune systems during an immune response.
  4. Rationalize why deficiencies in the immune system can result in disease or clinical manifestations and justify the use of an appropriate vaccine/immunotherapy.

MICR 360

Midterm exam I:  20%

Midterm exam II:  20%

Final cumulative exam:  60%


BMED 877

Midterm exam I:  20%

Midterm exam II:  20%

Final cumulative exam:  50%

Essay:  10%

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Recommended Resource Textbook:

Janeway's Immunobiology, 9th Edition, Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, Kenneth Murphy (Editor).

Multiple choice questions-based exams

Grading Scheme:

Midterm Exam (Lectures 1-12): 20%

Midterm Exam (Lectures 13-23): 20%

Final exam: (Units 1-32) 60% - Cumulative