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Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

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MICR 270/3.0

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 systemin 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

Description

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.

Terms

Winter 2020
Course Dates: 
Jan. 6 - Apr. 3, 2020
Exam Dates: 
Apr. 9 - 25, 2020

Evaluation

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

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

 

 

Instructor

Professor Prameet Sheth (ps70@queensu.ca)

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. 

 

Course Resources

About SOLUS

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About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

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

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
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Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.