The Immunology course will develop a broad understanding of the mammalian immune system and how it protects an individual from infectious disease. This will be contrasted with the role of the defective immune system in causing pathology associated with chronic disease. The course begins with a detailed exploration of the two arms of the immune system, innate and adaptive immunity, demonstrating how innate immune cells and associated components work in collaboration with adaptive immune cells (lymphocytes) to provide effective defence against different types of pathogens. The important role of lymphocytes in antibody production and the development of immunological memory, a property critical to successful vaccination will be discussed. Finally, the course explores the impact of inappropriate activation or impairment of the immune system on normal physiological processes and reviews recent developments in immune based therapies that harness the immune system to treat disease.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount