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HMM104 - Immunology and Haematology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Melanie Thomson

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will introduce students to the development and function of cells in the blood, bone marrow and immune tissues, and the role that these cells play in the body. Dysregulation of blood cell production will be explored, as well as the role of white blood cells in immunity. The study of immune response, including innate and acquired immunity will also be discussed.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Written report (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

De Ives, Martin, Burton & Roitt ‘Essential Immunology’ (2011 12th Ed) Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK (e-book available)

and

Metha and Hoffbrand ‘Haematology: at a Glance’ (2009 3rd Ed) Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK (e-book available)

Unit Fee Information

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