MOL3005 - Immunology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The immune system governs defense against pathogens and is of importance for development of autoimmune diseases, allergy and cancer. The course discusses basic immunology including cellular and molecular processes that represents the human immune system. Subjects to be presented include cells and organs of the immune system, antigen, immunoglobulins and antibody diversity, molecular mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, the complement system, antigen presentation, cell-mediated effector responses, mucosal immunity and select lectures on the immune system in health and disease.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3005, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate the basic knowledge of immunological processes at a cellular and molecular level
  • define central immunological principles and concepts
  • outline, compare and contrast the key mechanisms and cellular players of innate and adaptive immunity and how they relate
  • elucidate the genetic basis for immunological diversity and the generation of adaptive immune responses
  • outline key events and cellular players in antigen presentation, and how the nature of the antigen will shape resulting effector responses
  • identify the main mechanisms of inflammation
  • outline key events and cellular players governing mucosal immunity
  • understand the principles governing vaccination and the mechanisms of protection against infectious diseases
  • understand and explain the basis of immunological tolerance, autoimmunity and transplantation
  • understand and explain the basis of allergy and allergic diseases 
  • understand and explain the immune system in cancer; tumor immunology and principles of immunotherapy

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and colloquiums (not compulsory). The language of teaching is English. Exam must be answered in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Retake of exam: The student must have completed the mandatory activities and assignments to take the exam. If taken in a previous semester, this is sufficient to take the exam. Exam must be answered in English.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Kuby Immunology 8th edition or Janeway`s Immunobiology 9th edition

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2013 7.5 01.09.2007
MNKBI213 7.5 01.09.2007
BI221412 3.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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