The module will cover basic cellular and molecular aspects of immunology including development, innate immunity, pattern recognition of infection, antibodies, complement, cytokines, B cells, T cells, NK cells, dendritic cells, antigen presentation, MHC, vaccination, general viral immunology, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, transplantation, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, the specialised problems associated with protecting the gut, and immunology in the clinic. The dynamic nature of the immune system and the need for extensive redundancy in the face of pressure from infectious diseases externally, and malignancy internally, will be emphasised. As the course proceeds we expect to be able to provide a glimpse of the current controversies and breakthroughs which make immunology one of the key medical and scientific disciplines. In the western world, where the high quality of public health, good nutrition, and vaccination have minimised the effects of infectious disease, we are now facing an epidemic of diseases where inappropriate immune responses to exogenous antigens (allergy) and self antigens (autoimmunity) are themselves responsible for disease. Manipulating the immune system therapeutically holds the key to curing these diseases.

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