Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID180000267

Class Information
Academic Year2012 – 2013
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Aims of the course: To provide knowledge the higher organisms capacity that through the molecular and cellular elements of the immune system, develop mechanisms recognizing “self” from “non-self” components of the host-organism or the environment and exhibit natural innate or adaptive defense mechanisms leading in their neutralization or their selective tolerance. To familiarize students with the complex host defense mechanisms against external pathogens or infective environmental factors. Skills: : By the end of this course, the students should be able to recognize the molecular and cellular components of immune system in association with knowledge using antibodies or antigens as basic tools in prevention-protection against pathogens, in diagnosis, in research as well as in the development of immunotechnology.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction, basic principles and evolution 2. Organization of the immune system and the lymphatic system 3. Host resistance-Active (vaccines) and passive (serum) immunization 4. Antibody structure and activity, genetic and molecular basis of antibody diversity 5. Immunogens and antigens 6. The complement system 7. Mechanisms of cellular and humoral immune responses (regulation at the cellular and molecular level-immunotolerance) 8. Major histocompatibility complex and transplantations 9. Immunology of cancer - autoimmunity 10. Future and perspectives
immunobiology, lymphatic system, leucocytes, immune responses, immunochemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Examination of the course can be done by a final written examination at the end of the semester. The exam includes 5 questions one of which requires critical thinking to answer. The duration of the examination is 3 hours.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Προτεινόμενη βιβλιογραφία: 1. Χατζηπέτρου-Κουρουνάκη Λ. (1987). Ανοσοβιολογία. Εκδόσεις University Studio Press. Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. Goldsby R., Th. Kindt, B. Osborne, J. Kuby (Ελληνική έκδοση). (2007). Ανοσολογία. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης. Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
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