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HMM104 - Immunology and Haematology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Debbie Baldi





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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 task 1: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 25%

Assessment task 2: Written report (1000 words) 15%

Assessment task 3: Seminar questions and online weekly multiple choice questions 15%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

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


Mehta and Hoffbrand ‘Haematology: at a Glance’ (2014 4th Ed) Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK (e-book available)

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