Fundamentals of Immunology in Health and Disease | Arts and Science ONLINE

Fundamentals of Immunology in Health & Disease

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MICR 386 (formerly BMED 386)/3.0

Integrates the key principles of immunology to facilitate learning of immunology as it relates to human health and disease. This course offers real-life case studies, problems encountered and solutions applied, immunology virtual laboratory simulation, and extensive coverage of the basic science underlying each topic in the module.

Learning Outcomes

In MICR 386 students are assessed on the following course learning outcomes and goals which exceed the national and international standard of knowledge- and competency-based understanding of the subject of immunology:

  1. Explain the fundamentals of immunology and describe key principles of the immune system, mechanisms of immune reactions, aspects of antibody formation, and cell-mediated immunity in health and disease.
  2. Dissect a problem into its key features by thinking in an integrated manner and interpret immunological data from a virtual lab to identify consistent and inconsistent components.
  3. Advocate for ethical issues in the immunological approach to health and life sciences by effectively researching major issues at the forefront of the discipline.
  4. Assess immunology resources critically (e.g. videos, virtual lab, and clinical images) and use precise written responses to present the work to both a science literate and general audience.


Fall 2022
Course Dates: 
Sep.6 - Dec. 5, 2022
Exam Dates: 
Dec 8 - 22, 2022


10% - Quizzes

15% - Discussion Boards

20% - Design your own MCQ Type 1 and Short Answer Question

20% - Midterm

35% - Final Exam


Dr. Myron Szewczuk / Dr. Tiziana Cotechini

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 9-10 hours a week (108-120 hours per term) in study/practice and online activities for MICR 386.

Course Resources


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About Credit Units

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Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended


  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version


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Grading Scheme

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Tuition Fees

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