Course syllabus


KIM015, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO1
Elective for: B4-mb, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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 set on the written examination, or oral re-examination.

Code: 0109. Name: Practical.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work and individually written laboratory reports. Grading scale UG. 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, where also the underlying theories are discussed.
Code: 0209. Name: Theory.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Active participation in the compulsory PBL sessions. Written or oral examination. The grade on the written/oral examination gives the grade of the entire course. Contents: Basic immunology and applications of cells and molecules of the immune system (lectures and group exercises, as well as in the laboratory work).


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 48
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTN40

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Malin Lindstedt,
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