|Course Description :|| Prerequisite: 0304321 for biology students
0304102 for medical analysis students
This course aims to introduce the student to concepts of immunology. Including basic components of innate and acquired immunity, genetic basis of antibody diversity, mechanisms of immune response both humoral and cell mediated, role of major histocompatibilty complex (MHC) in immune response, biology of T- and B- lymphocytes, cytokines and complement system. Moreover, the course will cast a light on special cases of immune-disfunctions such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies. The practical part of the course will introduce the student to basic immunological techniques. The protocols include those for the detection of antigen-antibody interactions, lymphocyte proliferation as well as flowcytometry.