Syllabus for Immunology


A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG313
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2010-04-15
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2010
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre


The students reach the aims by acquiring knowledge about immune system and its components, molecular and cellular processes for development of immune system, how the immune system functions in health and at immunological diseases, cancer and transplantation and how immunotherapy and vaccinations can be used to counteract or prevent diseases. This knowledge is acquired through lectures that cover practically the whole immunological field, through self-tuition and through laboratory sessions where the students becomes acquainted with important and common immunological methods. Scientific procedures and attitudes are obtained by keeping accurate laboratory records and by problem-solving at seminars where scientific data are analysed (theoretical exercises).

Immunological projects with literature search and oral and written reports give training in information retrieval and how to structure and present information.

Several course part have connections to the job market

  • Basis in scientific methods
  • Skills in documentation and critical evaluation of scientific data
  • Oral and written presentation in both English and Swedish.
  • Through its broad and solid knowledge in immunology the students will be attractive on labour market for both small, medium and large biotechnology companies, for pharmaceutical industry and in human aid projects.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2010

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Abbas, Abul K. Lichtman, Andrew H.; Pillai, Shiv Cellular and molecular immunology

    6. ed.: Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, cop. 2007

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26