Experimental Immunology


Course Objective

This course will further extend the basic immunological knowledge
obtained in the bachelor courses ‘Immunologie’ or ‘Celbiologie en
Immunologie’ and will prepare the students for
immunology internships and the master specialization Immunology.
The aim of the course is to:
• Acquire practical experience in immunological techniques
• Acquire theoretical knowledge about immunological techniques and model
systems, how to address immunological questions and how to interpret
experimental results.
• Advance immunological knowledge about many aspects of the innate and
adaptive immune system
• Learn to communicate findings by giving an oral seminar

Course Content

Lectures, experimental training (practica) and presentations
• Lectures which will address immunological techniques and current
immunological research models (17 hours).
• Experimental training to gain ‘hands-on’ experience with immunological
techniques (30 hours).
• Students will have to give an oral presentation on a immunological
subject (3 hours plus preparation).
• Self study

Teaching Methods

Immunology lectures and experimental training. Attendance of
experimental training and presentations is compulsory. Attendance of
lectures is highly recommended.

Method of Assessment

Written exam with open questions (90%), experimental training (pass),
oral presentation of assignment (10%). A minimum of 5,50 for both
written exam and oral presentation is required in order to pass.

Entry Requirements

Since this is an advanced immunology course, students should have passed
the bachelor course 'Immunologie (AB_1144)' (Biomedical Sciences) or
'Celbiologie en Immunologie' (AB_1132) (Gezondheid en Leven) or a
related course.


Parham: The Immune System, 4th edition.
Additional literature and experimental protocols will be supplied by
Canvas two weeks before the start of the course.

Target Audience

3rd year Bachelor students Biomedical Sciences that have passed the
course ‘Immunologie' and 3rd year Bachelorstudents Gezondheid en Leven
who have passed the course 'Celbiologie en Immunologie' and have chosen
the biomedical or clinical variant.

Additional Information

Maximum number participants: 80

dr. J.M.M. den Haan, dr. ing. S.J. van Vliet, dr. M. Westers and others

This course is part of a minor and has a maximum number of participants.
Students taking the whole minor have priority.

Recommended background knowledge

Parham: The Immune System, Chapters 1-10

General Information

Course Code AB_1055
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator drs. K. Brouwer
Examiner dr. J.M.M. den Haan
Teaching Staff dr. ing. S.J. van Vliet
dr. J.M.M. den Haan

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Computer lab, Study Group, Other*, Practical*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.