This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the interaction of eukaryotic parasites with the immune system of humans and other mammalian hosts and to examine ways in which protection against these diseases might be achieved by vaccination. This course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes in the laboratory. Students are expected to supplement their learning in lectures through directed reading and are also required to present current research papers during seminar sessions. One week is devoted to intensive laboratory sessions during which you are exposed to a range of immunological techniques.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Upon successful completion of this programme, delegates will be able to:
- Explain the nature of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to parasitic infections
- Explain why inappropriate immune responses can have undesirable immune-pathological consequences
- Discuss the role of cytokines in the modulation of anti-parasitic responses
- Discuss immune evasion strategies that parasites employ and explain their significance to chronic infection
- Apply a range of immunological techniques and critically interpret the outcomes
- Use current research to explain how anti-parasite vaccination might be achieved
The cost of this programme is £2,100.