IMMUNOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΑΝΟΣΟΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / IMMUNOLOGY
CodeGM.MGB.5.1
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMinas Yiangou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID40001165

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 153
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses536
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses536
GenikīElective Courses536

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167869
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (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
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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. Basic principles, historical aspects and evolution. 2. Organization of immune system and lymphatic system. 3.  Local immune system 4. Immune system cell populations 5. Host-defense mechanisms, Active (Vaccines) and passive (antisera) immunization. 6. Innate immunity 7. Adaptive Immunity 8. Structure and function of antibodies. Genetic and molecular basis of antibody variation. 9. Immunogens/antigens. 10. Complement 11. Mechanisms of humoral immunity 12. Mechanisms of cellular immunity (molecular and cellular regulation-immunotolerance). 13. Major Histocompatibility complex and Transplantations. 14. Immunobiology of cancer – Autoimmunity. 15. Future and prospective. LABORATORY PRACTICE 1. Lymphoid organs 2. Cells of the lymphatic system 3. Lymphoid organ cell counting 4. Discrimination of viable and non-viable cells 5. Blood leucocyte isolation 6. Lymphocyte and macrophage separation 7. Phagocytosis 8.Serum Antibody detection (immunoprecipidation, immunodifusion, immunoelectrophoresis) 9. Hemoagglutination 10. Hemolytic complement
Keywords
immunobiology, antibodies, antigens, leucocytes,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work180.7
Reading Assigment853.4
Interactive Teaching in Information Center120.5
Exams50.2
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
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. This examination considers as the 80% while 20% is considered for the laboratory examination (multiple choice exam). Oral examination is offered when is required. Due to COVID-19 a quiz type examination through e learning platform was applied.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
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. 3. Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai (Ελληνική έκδοση). (2019). Κυτταρική και Μοριακή Ανοσολογία. Εκδόσεις UTOPIA
Additional bibliography for study
Υποβοηθητικές Σημειώσεις του διδάσκοντα από τα μαθήματα που έχουν αναρτηθεί στο Moodle (e-learning) του πανεπιστημίου
Last Update
21-01-2021