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|MCMP 42200 - Immunology|
Learning Outcomes: 1. The basic components of the immune system and their roles in innate and adaptive immunity. 2. The development and function of lymphocytes in adaptive immunity. 3. The molecular basis of antibody diversity. 4. How antigens are recognized by T cells. 5. How B cells develop and function in the body. 6. How T cells develop in the body and differentiate into specialized subsets. 7. How lymphocytes undergo positive and negative selection. 8. How B cells and T cells are activated and participate in adaptive immunity. 9. The basis of MHC polymorphism and the role on the immune response. 10. How the complement system is activated and plays its role in immune responses. 11. How the cellular components of the innate and adaptive immune systems combine to generate an effective response against pathogens. 12. How the body remembers a previous infection. 13. The types and causes of immunodeficiency diseases. 14. How infection with HIV affects the immune system. 15. How the immune system sometimes recognizes harmless antigens (allergic reactions). 16. How the immune system can damage healthy tissue. 17. The basis and practice of immunization. 18. How the immune system complicates organ transplantation. 19. How the immune system recognizes cancer cells and can be used to combat cancer.
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