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CLT 201 - Immunology

3 Credits

An introduction to basic concepts in immunology. Detailed analysis of the components and mechanism of action of the innate, humoral, and cellular immune systems. Topics also include immune system dysfunctions such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunoproliferative disorders, and immunodeficiencies. The immune response to bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites will also be discussed.

Prerequsite(s): CLT 100 with a grade of C or higher AND any one of BIO 134, BIO 142, BIO 144 each with a grade of C or higher; or permission of instructor. Co-requisite(s): CLT 202 AND any one of BIO 135, BIO 143, BIO 145 (or previously completed)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the similarities and differences between the innate and acquired immune systems.
2. Describe the principle or methods involved in matching donor and recipient tissues..
3. Compare and contrast the five classes of immunoglobulins in terms of structure or function.
4. Summarize the role of MHC molecules and T cell subsets in the adaptive immune response.
5. Describe the three pathways of complement activation.
6. Compare and contrast the four types of hypersensitivity reactions.
7. Evaluate the significance of multiple laboratory test results in the diagnosis of systemic autoimmune disease.
8. Provide examples of organ-specific autoimmunity resulting from cell-mediated or antibody-mediated pathologies.
9. Discuss appropriate methods to diagnose solid tumors, immunoproliferative, or immunodeficiency disorders.
10. Distinguish between acute or chronic diseases caused by different viruses on the basis of serology.
11. Compare and contrast serological testing for bacterial infections such as syphilis and Lyme disease.
12. Describe appropriate serological testing methods for fungal or parasite infections.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023