Syllabus

Module

Course Description

Hrs CO.No.
1.0 Introduction to immunology 12  
1.1 Types of immunity: nonspecificphysiological and cellular barriers 2 1
1.2 Acquired immunity- characteristics 2 1
1.3 Antigen, Haptens and Adjuvants, Antibody 1 1
1.4 Structure and types of immunoglobulins 2 2
1.5 Types of immunoglobulins 1 2
1.6 Distribution of immunoglobulins 2 2
1.7 Function of immunoglobulins 2 2
2.0 Cells and Organs of Immune system 15  
2.1 Organs of immune system – primary and secondary 2 3
2.2 Cells of immunsystem 2 3
2.3 Humoral Immuneresponse 2 4
2.4 Cell mediated immuneresponse 2 4
2.5 MHC structure and function 2 4
2.6 Autoimmunity 2 5
2.7 Hypersensitivity 3 5
3.0 Immuno-techniques 9  
3.1 Introduction to Antigen-antibody interactions 1 6
3.2 Affinity, avidity, cross reactivity, Precipitation reaction 1 6
3.3 Radial immune diffusion, Ouchterlony double diffusion 1 6
3.4 Aagglutination reaction, agglutination titer, incomplete agglutinin 1 6
3.5 Complement fixation 1 6
3.6 ELISA 2 6
3.7 Immunocytochemistry 2 6
4.0 Clinical Immunology 18  
4.1 Transplant immunity 3 7
4.2 Immunology of malignancy. 3 8
4.3 Immunohaematology 2 8
4.4 Blood groups and blood grouping. A, B, Rh antigens and antibodies, Rh typing. Bombay group 2 8
4.5 Immunization: Passive and active 1 9
4.6 Vaccines-Introduction 1 9
4.7 Types and applications 2 9
4.8 DNA vaccines 2 9
4.9 Polyclonal antibodies and monoclonal antibodies 2 9

Text Books for Reference

 Ivan M. Roitt and Peter J delves, Essential Immunology, Blackwell Publishing.

 Helen Chappel and ManselHaeney, Essential Clinical Immunology, ELBS/Blackwell Scientific Publications.

 John W, Kimball Maxwell, Introduction to Immunology, Mac Millan International Edition.

Text Books for Enrichment

Thomas J. Kindt, Barbara A. Osborne, Richard A. Goldsby, and Janis Kuby,Immunology, W H Freeman and Co.

• Charles A. Janeway Jr., Paul Travers, Mark Walport and Mark J. Shlomchik, Immunobiology, Garland Publishing.