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Fundamentals of Immunology

This course presents both basic and advanced concepts of immunology. The basic concepts presented include but are not limited to: function of the innate defense mechanisms, antigens, development of the immune system, lymphocytes, immunoglobulins, lymphokines and inflammation. Advanced concepts that will be presented are: B and T-lymphocyte ontogeny, generation of antibody diversity and genetics of the major histocompatibility complex and cytokine networks. Following the successful completion of the course, the student should have a firm understanding of the organization, function and operation of the immune system in the defense against viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, tumors and transplanted organs.

Credit Hours
BIOL 2325 BIOL 2325L
School of Arts and Sciences