Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In this module you will explore how the mammalian body copes with infection by various pathogens. This includes addressing the cellular basis of the immune system and the generation and selection of the immune repertoire. You will also explore functional insights into immune protein structure and pathogen structure, including viruses and bacteria. You will also address the use of antibodies, accessing and using protein databases, and explore the structure/function relationship of proteins.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-20015/lists
The aims of the course are to consider how the mammalian body copes with infection by various pathogens, to understand the cellular basis of the immune system and the generation and selection of the immune repertoire including the role of cell death, to consider the structure and function of immune proteins, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, and to develop subject-based IT skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes
discuss and explain the key concepts of the mammalian immune system repertoire and its role in combating infection: 2describe and critically evaluate the generation and selection of the immune repertoire: 2explain the cell and molecular biology of cell death: 2explain key concepts of the structure and function relationship with reference to proteins of the immune system: 2explain in detail the key concepts of the structure, function and immune system recognition of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens: 2explain and critically evaluate analytical methods used based on antibodies: 1locate and use scientific information, protein sequences and protein structures from protein databases: 2describe in detail the cells mediating the immune response: 2
10 hours of tutorials/discussion activities supporting asynchronous material and assessment3x 2 hour workshops9x 4 hours engagement with asynchronous content3 hours class test/online tasks95 hours independent study; preparation for in-course assessment (practical report), and revision and engagement with directed reading to support end-of-semester class test
1: Laboratory Report weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Practical report based on experimental laboratory workLaboratory report (~2500 words) based on data collected in laboratory sessions delivered in LSC-20107, assessing the analysis and presentation (e.g. tables, graphs etc) of experimental data and an evaluation of outcomes in context to relevant literature, supported with additional workshops and tutorials2: Online Tasks weighted 60%
Online class test (2 hour active working time within a 3 hour window)Online MCQ/SAQ paper at the end of the semester (January assessment period). Questions will be drawn from a question bank covering a mix of question types that address the module learning outcomes.