Curriculum & Course Descriptions


BS2007 Immunology

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Christiane RUEDL (email:

Academic Unit: 3 AU

Availability: Semester 2

Pre-requisite: BS1005, BS1007

Course Type: BS-MPE, BMS-Core

Language of instruction: English

Teaching hours:  Lectures: 24 hours; Tutorials: 6 hours; Practicals: 9 hours

Learning Objective: The goal of this course is to provide second year students with the scientific basis for understanding basic principles of immunology. Teaching and learning methods will include Power point presentations and educational movies.

Content: Listed below are the major course objectives:

  1. to familiarize students with basics concept in immunology
  2. to introduce students to the most important theories in immunology
  3. to understand how the immune system functions in a specific and non-specific way to defend the host against infections by bacteria, fungi and viruses
  4. to gain some practical skills how to prepare lymphoid cells from different organs and to phenotypically characterize them

Learning Outcome: At the end of the course, the students will have a depth-in understanding of basic concepts of immunology


  1. Latest version of: Janeway’s Immunobiology, seventh edition, Murphy, Travers, Walport 2007

*Prerequisites for Incoming Exchange Students: Equivalent of A-Level Biology and Biology or Biotechnology major