COURSE CODE: VPM 403
COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTORY VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours of lecture per week
Evolution of immunity, Types of immunity, Organs and cells involved in immune response, Antigens, antibodies and their interactions, Complement system. Immune complexes, Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases, Cytokines, The major histocompatibility complex, Genetic regulation of immune response, Hypersensitivity reactions, immunological tolerance, immunesuppresion and antigenic variation, Immune response to bacteria, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections and tumours, Vaccine and adjuvant types and functions, Application of biotechnologyto vaccine production.