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1. Course Title : Basic Immunology

2. Course duration: 3 days (18 hours).

3. Pre-requisites are : courses of Physiology, Biochemistry and Anatomy

4. Learning objectives: By the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Define the fundamentals of basic immunology

· Describe the immune system components and functions

· Define and differentiate between natural and acquired immunity

· Describe the mechanisms of cellular immunity

· Describe the mechanisms of humoral immunity

· Define and differentiate between antigens, immunogens, haptens and adjuvant.

· Describe immunoglobulins : structure, functions and classes

· Determine the factors affecting antigen antibody interactions

· Discuss the complement system

· Discuss the principles of antigen antibody interactions

5. Contents

· Introduction to immunology (Properties and overview of the immune system)

  • Cells and organs of the immune system
  • Natural immunity
  • Humoral immune response
  • Cellular immune response
  • Antigens
  • Antibody classes, structure and function
  • Complement system

· Types of antigen- antibody reaction

6. Study Plan:

Practical

Lecture

Day

direct Agglutination

Introduction to immunology (Properties and overview of the immune system

Cells and organs of the immune system Natural immunity & Humoral immune response

1

In direct Agglutination

Complement fixation

Antigens & Antibody classes, structure and function and Complement system

2

Immuno-chromatography.

Precipitation.

Types of antigen- antibody reaction

3

7. References

1. Ivan Riott et al. 2002. Immunology, 6th ed. Mosby, London

2. Abbas, Lichtman and Pober, 2005. Cellular and molecular immunology. 5 th edition. W.B. Saunders company, Philadelphi

Janeway et al. (2005). Immunobiology-the immune system in health and disease, 6thed, Garland science