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Course module: BMB404707
BMB404707
Clinical Immunology
Course info
Course codeBMB404707
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Infection and Immunity;
Contact persondr. K.D. Denzer
Telephone06-27744368
E-mailk.denzer@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Lecturer
dr. A. Bloem
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Contactperson for the course
dr. K.D. Denzer
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Lecturer
E.F. Knol, PhD
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Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
MASTER
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
Remark10-21 sept 2018 Admittance only in exceptional cases for students with an internship in the field of Clin. Immu. max 30
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Aims
At the end of the course, the student is able to:

Knowledge
  1. explain how disordered immunological mechanisms result in diseases or disease processes (autoimmunity, allergy and immunodeficiencies)
  2. discribe the relationschip between tumor and immune system of the host and how this knowledge can be used in the development of new therapeutical strategies
  3. explain the mechanisms of chronic inflammatory reactions
Skills
  1. present a structured, critical survey of one or more scientific articles, at the level of a junior scientist;;
Attitude
  1. demonstrate a critical and inquisitive attitude towards claims concerning animal models and immunopathogenetic concepts
  2. engage into respectful interactions/discussions with other students.
Content
Period (from – till): 10 September 2018 - 21 September 2018

Course coordinator: Dr. Andries Bloem

Faculty
Dr. Andries Bloem (course content)
Dr. Edward Knol (course content)
Dr. Kristin Denzer (registration course)

Course description
Deficiency or deregulation of the immune system can lead to a kaleidoscope of clinical features which are genetically determined or induced by infections or cancer therapy.

During this course, lectures and tutorials will focus on four main topics:

1. Immunodeficiencies
2. Autoimmune diseases and atopy
3. Transplantation
4. Tumor Immunology

Literature/study material used:
Mandatory:
Immunology: Kuby et al. 6th edition, 2006, W.H. Freeman & Company

Useful other books:
Robbinson - Pathologic Basic of Disease, Alberts - Molecular Biology of the Cell

Registration:
Automatically for students I&I, together with acceptance for programme.
Other students apply via the studyguide.

Contact:
Dr. Andries Bloem (course content): A.Bloem@umcutrecht.nl
I&I Secretariat (registration course & Osiris): secretary.iimaster@umcutrecht.nl

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Yes

Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Admittance only in exceptional cases for students with an internship in the field of Clinical Immunology
Competencies
-
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Basic Immunology equivalent to content of BMW Infectie en Afweer.
Required materials
-
Instructional formats
Basic lecture

Group assignment

Lecture

Presentation

Private-study

Tutorial

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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