Principles of Immunobiology – MSCI 670

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 08/19/2021

Course Description

An introductory review of the immune system of the human body, including the cells and molecules that play a major role in the immune response to disease. The course will include antigen presentation, cytokine networks, vaccines and vaccine development, immunodeficiency diseases, tumor immunity, tolerance, autoimmunity and contemporary topics in immunology.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Students will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the immune system and how it effects medical conditions. This will help students to prepare for graduate or professional school immunology courses and to understand how their own immune system functions while they gain a deeper appreciation of human body as God’s creation.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads.

Quizzes (2)

Quiz: Midterm will cover the Learn material in Module 1: Week 1 – Module 4: Week 4, contain multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and matching questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. Quiz: Final will cover the Learn material in Module 1: Week 1 – Module 8: Week 8, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. Both quizzes will be open-book/open-notes.

Case Study Assignments (4)

Proposal Assignment

The student will submit a ½ page proposal explaining his/her plans for the case study paper and presentation that focuses on his/her chosen disease topic.

Outline and Bibliography Assignment

The student will submit a 1 page outline and a 1 page bibliography.

Presentation Assignment

The student will give a 1520 slide presentation on his/her chosen disease using case studies as the learning tool.

Paper Assignment

The student will submit a 57 page research-based paper that focuses on the chosen case study.