BIOL 537 - Immunology
(3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and 380L and CHEM 117 or 301 (grades of “C” or better). Undergraduate and Graduate Sections: An introduction to how organisms react, either positively or negatively, to foreign material encountered in their environment. This course will emphasize how the immune system develops and the different immune mechanisms used to deal with foreign material and infectious agents.
Graduate Section: In addition to the topics above, graduate students will review and understand in-depth topics of the innate immune system, adaptive immune system, cytokines and applications of immunotherapy to clinical medicine. Graduate student exams will contain assessments of increased rigor and critical thinking. Graduate students will also investigate major diagnostic methods in the field of immunology such as ELISA, Immunofluorescence, Agglutination Reactions, Widal Test and Ouchterlony Double Diffusion. Note: Students with credit for BIOL 437 may not take BIOL 537. This course cannot be challenged.
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