Instructor: J. John Cohen, MDCM, PhD
IMMU 7630 will be offered in the fall semester of 2016.
The course will run 30 August to 29 November 2016.
Tuesdays 1-3 PM (1300-1500 h)
Students in a degree program are enrolled by that program; we'd be grateful if you emailed us to tell us you'll be joining us (since we don't find out any other way until late in the process). Non-degree students (PRAs, for example) need JJ Cohen's permission and signature to register; please drop him an email. The forms for you to register are on line; click Prospective Students, then Apply and then the CU Anschutz Non-Degree Students button.
Auditors are welcome, also with permission; please let JJ know your interest before the course starts.
IMMU 7630 is a course in human-based immunology designed for graduate students, clinicians, and others who are not necessarily immunologists. It considers the broad sweep of immunology and its relationships to other disciplines, focusing on ideas and concepts more than details. Sufficient clinical examples are included to establish relevance, and widely-used immunologically-based methods are discussed. We practice clear communication by constructing and maintaining a blog to which we all contribute. These course notes serve as our textbook. Scroll down for pdf files of each Unit, which corresponds to about an hour of class. Look at the files and decide if you want to print them in B&W or (expensive) color.
This site is continuously revised and updated.
Crucial advice: Always read the notes before coming to class!
There's no required text. If you want to consider buying a text, click here for 2016 recommendations.
Essential to read: Syllabus, with rules, course organization, grading, schedule, and advice: You can download a hard copy.
Students requiring special accomodations: speak to JJC, and click here.
Information about UCD faculty and staff tuition waivers here.
2016 Course Schedule
|1||30 Aug||1||Introduction to Course & Immunology|
|2||Innate to Adaptive Immunity|
|2||6 Sept||3||Anatomy & Physiology of the Immune System|
|3||13 Sept||5||Antibody Genes|
|4||20 Sept||7||Monoclonal Antibodies and Antibody Techniques|
|8||Ontogeny of the Immune System|
|5||27 Sept||9||T Cells|
|6||4 Oct||11||Immunogenetics & Transplantation|
|12||Resistance, Immunity & Vaccines|
|7||11 Oct||13||MIDTERM TEST|
|16||Immunology of AIDS|
|9||25 Oct||17||Immunopathology Type III: Immune Complex Disease|
|18||Immunopathology Type II: Autoimmunity|
|10||1 Nov||19||Immunopathology Type I: Allergy & Parasite Immunity|
|20||Immunopathology Type IV: T Cell Mediated|
|11||8 Nov||21||Chronic Frustrated Immune Responses & Regulation|
|12||15 Nov||23||Tumor Immunology|
|24||Immunomodulators and Biological Response Modifiers|
|13||22 Nov||25||Lymphomas, New Developments & Ideas|
|26||Overview & Review|
|14||29 Nov||27||FINAL TEST|