University of Technology Sydney

91180 Immunology and Human Health

6cp; 3-4 hour per week (6 x 3hrs prac classes, 6 x 2hrs workshop, 12 x 1hr lecture/seminar)
Requisite(s): 91401 Immunology 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91359 Immunology 2



Immunology and Human Health is designed to advance your understanding of the Immune system and to apply this knowledge to basic immunological research of human diseases. The immune system is composed of numerous cells and molecules that act in concert to maintain health, to overcome infection, prevent tumour growth and repair damaged tissues. The study of the immune system provides us with a fascinating insight into the relationship between animals, and the organisms that infect them (bacteria, viruses, protozoans and fungi). This subject provides a greater understanding of the complexity of the immune system and its responses to stresses such as infection. It demonstrates how modulation, or activation, of the immune system can either help overcome infection or may lead to autoimmune disease. Understanding the immune system gives us the potential to develop therapies to control events such as infection or autoimmune conditions. This subject helps students expand their understanding of current concepts in immunology and the potential application of applied immunology in medicine, research and industry.

Typical availability

Spring Session, City Campus


This subject replaces 91359 Immunology 2.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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