The Immunology Module (Harvey) or Course (Golgi) consists of 7 blocks: Block 1 (Foundations) provides a short historic account of the discovery and impact of artificial immunity and the experimental foundations of modern immunology. Block 2 (Evolution of Immunity) discusses the innate and adaptive immunity across the evolutionary ladder and introduces the cells and molecules responsible for immunity in higher vertebrates and man. Block 3 (Proteins and Genes) is devoted to the study of the molecular basis of immunity, namely: (i) the properties of antigens and the pathways responsible for antigen presentation, (ii) the proteins involved in antigen recognition and the complex genetics that underlies the diversity of the immune system. Blocks 4 (The cells of immunity) covers the cellular basis of immunity, (the development of B and T cells, the immune network and tolerance). Block 5 (Effector Responses) reviews the processes responsible for immunity to viruses and bacterial and the main effector responses (cell mediated and complement- and cytokine mediated). Block 6 (Blood Groups, Transplants and Vaccines) addresses the impact of Immunology in these area of medical science and research and Block 7 (Immunity and Disease) covers autoimmunity, hypersentivities and immune deficiencies (both genetic and acquired).
- Lecturer: ERMANNO GHERARDI