Course syllabus


EXTN40, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: N5-nbm
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Immunological methods; Qualitative and quantitative methods; immunoprecipitation in gel, agglutination, immunoblotting, radio-/enzymoimmunoassay and immunohistology. Immunization, isolation and characterisation of antibodies. Immune cell activation and detection, Hypersensitivity reactions and detection of food antigenes.

Immunochemistry; Immunoglobulin structure and function, Immunogenetics, Transplantation antigenes (MHC proteins). Antigen-antibody interactions. The complement system. Cytokines.

Cellular immunology; Lymphoid cells and tissues. Differentiation, activation, interaction and effects of immune cells. Immunoregulation.

Immunobiology; Innate and aquired immunity to infection, inflammation, hypersensitivity reactions and immune diseases. Ontogeny and phylogeny of the immunity.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, practicals and seminars. Practicals and seminars, and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Examination takes the form of written tests at the end of the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the students shall have passed the tests, have acceptable practical reports and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 5
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course overlaps following course/s: KIM015, TEK153

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Björn Weström,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is to be studied together with BIOR16, which is given by the Department of Biology. Does not follow the study period structure. Only one of the courses KIM015 and EXTN40 may be included in a degree.