Immunological techniques and parameters
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must know and have competence on the cellular and molecular aspects by which the innate and specific immune responses develop and he will autonomously be able to apply these skills in the evaluation of parameters that define the efficiency of the immune response against infective pathogens, through the use of immunological techniques.
Course contents summary
Cellular and molecular aspects of innate and specific immune responses against infectious pathogens, by which are defined the immune parameters for evaluating the efficiency of the immune response by means of specific immunological techniques
Early recognition of the pathogen. Innate immunity: activation mechanisms and effector cells. Specific immunity: activation mechanisms and effector cells. Parameters to evaluate the efficiency of innate and specific immunity towards viral and bacterial infections. Cytofluorimetry techniques for phenotypic characterization, cytokine dosage and EliSpot technique.
Teaching material provided on-line
Theoretical lessons and practical seminars
Assessment methods and criteria
Multiple choice test
The teacher is available from Monday to Friday by prior arrangement via email.