MCB3024S - Defence & Disease
36 credits at NQF level 7
MCB2020F, MCB2021F and MCB2022S or MCB2023S
This course will initially examine the innate immune systems of plants. The focus will switch to the adaptive immune system, with emphasis on three major disease challenges in South Africa; namely, HIV, TB and malaria. Host-pathogen interactions will also be discussed, with a focus on viruses and how they infect mammals. Finally, the course will examine strategies to produce vaccines that enable immunity to viral infection.