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Immunology 1

Course Code :1017GENGE2
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Didier Ebo
John-Paul Bogers
Margo Hagendorens
Vito Sabato
Martin Lammens

3. Course contents *

The course “Self and non-self” addresses the basic principles of structure and function of the immune system and normal immune response. Particular focus is put on the basic knowledge on antigen recognition and presentation and development of normal humoral and cellular immune responses. In addition, the course elaborates on the basic mechanisms of immunepathologic reactions.  
(Sub)topics General overview, cells and cell interaction, cytokines, immune globulins, complement, neoplasia and immunity, immune pathological mechanisms, infection
- Introduction
- Histology of the immune system
- Cells of the immune system
- Interaction of the cells of the immune system
- Products immune system: immune oglobins
- Products immune system: cytokinines
- Antigens – antibodies and interaction
- Complement
- Histocompability antigens
- Immune pathology
* IgE-mediated reactions
* Antibody-mediates reaction
* Immune complexes
* Cellular immunity
- Laboratory immunology
- Anatomopathology of the inflammatory reaction