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Unit details

SLE704 - Cellular Biology and Immunology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Jim Rookes





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

22 hours of classes


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.


This unit will cover aspects of cellular biology and immunology that are important areas common to many biotechnological processes.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of cell structure and function.  Topics in cell biology will include structures of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, membrane structure and function, cell signalling and signal transduction, control of the cell cycle and apotosis.  The immunology module will focus on key aspects of cellular and innate immunology. The innate immunology unit will cover the role of Toll like receptors and cytokines, and the cellular immunology unit will cover the role of B and T cells in adaptive immune response to disease. The module will also cover immunological techniques that are of particular value in biotechnology, including stem cells, transplantation and rejection, production of antibodies to specific proteins including phage display approaches and uses of antibodies in biotechnology.


Project reports (2 x 20%) 40%, Final Examination 60%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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