10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MED6003

Aims/Description: TThis module extends the immunology teaching in MED6006 to cover how the host immune system interacts with pathogens. The module focuses on the variety of mechanisms that pathogens use to evade or subvert host defences. The module will then investigate the virulence mechanisms of some important pathogenic viral and fungal human pathogens.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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