Semester: 4 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Histology, genetics, biochemistry.
Contact person: prof. dr hab. Anna Chełmońska-Soyta
Short description: The aim of the course is to acquire by the students the basic knowledge on the role of integrative role of defense mechanisms, the rules governing of self-non-self recognition, the principles of migration, communication and co-operation of immune cells. Subject presents the basic clinical disorders resulting from dysregulation of defense mechanisms (immune and inflammatory nature of tissue repair, types of hypersensitivity, and also the ways of immune-modulation in the prevention of infectious diseases in individual patient and in the herd.
Full description: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune reactions, immune recognition, inductive, central and effector phases of immune response, development and maturation of immune cells, immune tolerance, immune inflammatory reaction, the types of hypersensitivity, the base of active and passive immunization, basic assays and techniques used in immunology.
Bibliography: 1. Immunologia. Red. Gołąb, Jakóbisiak i wsp. PWN, 2012 2. Podstawy immunologii. Ptak i wsp. PZWL 2008 3. Immunochemia w biologii medycznej. Metody laboratoryjne. Kątnik-Prastowska, PWN, 2009 4. Immunologia, D. Male, D.B. Roth, I. Roitt, J. Brostoff wyd. II polskie, red. J. Żeromski Urban and Partner, 2008
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - explain the basic mechanisms of nonspecific and specific anti-infectious and anti-parasite immune response - describe basic mechanisms of immune mediated diseases - define the basic parameters of the immune status of animals - explain the principles and effects of active immunization Skills: - use specific term described immune phenomena - explain rules, interpret results and perform basic immune tests , use basic laboratory equipment - indicate of usefulness of diagnostic immune tests in some clinical situations Social competences: - work in small group
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%).

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