Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Alternative for: MBIO1. Optional for: B4pt, N4. Course coordinator: Christer Wingren,, Immunteknologi. Prerequisites: KBK011 Biochemistry. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 12. The number of participants is limited to 24 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Active participation in compulsory PBL/group excercises. Laboratory work and individual labreports. Written or oral examination (the latter is the main approach for re-examinations). The final grade is made up to 60% of the grade for the written examination and to 40% of the grade for the experimental part (laboratory work). Parts: 2. Home page:

The purpose of the course is to give advanced knowledge in the area of immunology, that combined with experince from previous courses within the bio-area will give the students insights into how such knowledge can be applied to problems in the field of biotechnology and biomedicine.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course will cover basic immunology including cellular and molecular systems and their interactions. Development of monoclonal antibodies and fragments using cellular and molecular technologies. Test systems based on immunological reagents. Biomedical immunology with aspects of allergy, tumour immunology and immunotherapy. Methods employing molecular engineering to improve/modify immunological specificities and reactions. Immunology and its industrial applications. Lab exercises and individual reprots. Interactive excercises, based on PBL and group excercises, to highlight comprehension and ability to communicate.

Janeway, CA Jr, Travers, P, Walport, M, Shlomchik, MJ: Immunobiology
the immune system in health and disease. 6th ed. Churchill Livingstone
2004. ISBN: 0443073104 or 0443073090;
Scientific research articles;
Kompendium: Immunteknologikurs laborationer


Code: 0101. Name: Immunotechnology, practical.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Laboratory work and individually written laboratory reports. The first version of the report is used to set the grade (TH-scale). If the first version of the report is not passed, the report must be corrected until it passes and it will then recieve the grade 3. The grade on this practical part of the course constitute 2/5 of the final grade of the entire course. Contents: This course will demonstrate experimental systems used in basic immunological studies as well as regular immunoassays and technologies. Written report prepared by each student.

Code: 0201. Name: Immunotechnology, theory.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Active participation in the compulsory PBL sessions. Written or oral examination. The grade on this part of the course constitute 3/5 of the final grade of the entire course. Contents: Basic immunology and applications of cells and molecules of the immune system (lectures and group exercises).