MCB3024S - Defence & Disease

36 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

MCB2020F, MCB2021F and MCB2022S or MCB2023S

Course Outline:

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.