Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

MICR 270/3.0

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Overview

This online course, Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation (MICR  270), is designed for students from various biological and allied health sciences backgrounds, at all levels of post-secondary education and is recommended as a foundation course for pursuing a career in health sciences. As reflected by the title, the course primarily focuses on, 1) the overall organization of the immune system, 2) role of immune system in combating diseases caused by common pathogensas well  as adverse reactions of the immune system and 3) application of the basic knowledge of immunology to the field of infectious disease prevention and control by vaccines and treatment of cancer. The unique feature of course lies in its overall structure and delivery that will prepare you for further in depth learning in the field of immunology.

Learning Outcomes

After completing MICR 270, students will be able to define and illustrate:

  1. The organization of the immune system and how it functions.
  2. The unique features of human defense mechanisms against microbial agents.
  3. The beneficial and detrimental interactions of the innate and adaptive branches of the human immune system.
  4. How the basic knowledge of immunology can be applied and translated to the development of immunological techniques, vaccines, and cancer immunotherapies

Terms

Fall 2022
Course Dates
Delivery Mode
Online

Evaluation

10% - Module Quizzes
30% - Journal Article Assignment
20% - Scientific Poster Assignment
40% - Final Procotored Exam

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Instructor Information

Professor Prameet Sheth (ps70@queensu.ca)

Textbook and Materials

Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them

Required Texts

  • MICR 270 course notes via modules posted online.
  • Relevant primary literature and review articles will be provided by the instructor pertaining to specific modules.

Optional Texts

  • Owen, J., Punt, J., & S. Stranford. (2012). Kuby Immunology, Seventh Edition. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.

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 270. 

Winter 2023
Course Dates
Delivery Mode
Online

Evaluation

10% - Module Quizzes
30% - Journal Article Assignment
20% - Scientific Poster Assignment
40% - Final Procotored Exam

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Final Examination

For an enhanced test-taking experience in your Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) course, your exams will be virtually proctored in the BHSc Portal using RPNow software. 

RPNow is a remote proctoring service that ensures a high standard of academic integrity and allows you to write your exam in your own workspace. In order to ensure academic integrity during your exam, you will be required to sign in with photo ID, complete a scan of your workspace, be video and audio monitored for the duration of your exam, and have all activity on your desktop captured. These recordings will then be reviewed by trained RPNow proctors for suspicious activity.

Instructor Information

Professor Prameet Sheth (ps70@queensu.ca)

Textbook and Materials

ASO reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Search-Engine to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.

MICR 270 course notes via modules posted online. Relevant primary literature and review articles pertaining to specific modules will be provided by the instructor.  

Optional Text Owen, J., Punt, J., & S. Stranford. (2013). Kuby Immunology, Seventh Edition. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company

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 270.