The lecture Immunology in the 5th semester offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in immunological research and also includes important veterinary questions.

Hemolysis test to prove blood group tolerance. Photo: Christoph Baums

Content and Objectives of the Lecture Immunology

In the 28-hour lecture Immunology important aspects of innate and acquired immunity are explained. It includes the following aspects:

  • Innate Immunity
  • Adaptive humoral immunity
  • Adaptive cellular immunity
  • Immune response against bacteria and viruses
  • Immunotolerance using BVD MD as an example
  • Immunity against fungi and tumors
  • immunodeficiencies
  • Leishmaniasis Th1 vs Th2
  • Regulatory T cells and autoimmunity
  • Immunity in the nervous system
  • Type I and IV Hypersensitivity
  • Type II and III Hypersensitivity
  • Immunological Therapies
  • Virus evasion and defence against mycobacteria (tuberculosis)

Passing the examination in Immunology is a prerequisite for admission to the examinations in Bacteriology/Mycology, Parasitology and Virology.

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