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Veterinary Immunology provides a summary of important knowledge for veterinarians. The subject is discussed in detail after the general introduction of the threefold structure of the immune system, focusing on the details of the elements of acquired immunity. Students will learn about immune prophylaxis, autoimmune diseases and various deficiencies or malfunctions of the immune system, knowledge that is essential in veterinary practice.
The laboratory exercises introduce the commonly used in vitro and in vivo diagnostic procedures, and also the mode of evaluation of the diagnostic results obtained through them.
Term (semester): 6th
Lectures: 45 lectures
Structure of the subject: immunology lectures, immunology practicals
Examination: oral or written exam at the end of the semester
Teaching staff: Márta Lőrincz, Éva Szücs-Somlyó, Anna Valkó
Rules of the practicals:
– Having a white coat on is compulsory.
– Eating, drinking and smoking is forbidden.
– Accidents at the practicals must be reported to the teacher at the practicals.
The computer aided lectures are given in one of the lecture theatres of the campus. The practicals are held at the 16-head-practical room of the department, where individual microscopes, computerised summaries help the understanding. The basic laboratory examinations can be carried out by the students themselves and the complicated methods are demonstrated here as well. The demonstration material is prepared in the Immunology laboratory of the department.
– Ian Tizzard: Veterinary Immunology: An introduction. 8th Edition, Elsevier, 2010.
– Janeway Jr., C. A., P. Travers, M. Walport, and M. J. Shlomchik. 2001. Immunobiology: the immune system in health and disease. Garland Publishing, New York, NY.
|1.||02.06.||L.M.||Introduction to Veterinary Immunology|
|2.||02.06.||L.M.||The First Line of Defense|
|3.||02.08.||L.M.||Innate Immunity: Cells|
|4.||02.13.||L.M.||Antigens: Endo- and Exoantigens, Structures of the Epitopes,|
|PAMP and DAMP|
|5.||02.13.||L.M.||PRR: Secreted, Membrane-bound and Intracellular Receptors|
|6.||02.15.||L.M.||Innate Immunity: Phagocytosis, Antigen Presentation through|
|MHC and CD1|
|7.||02.20.||L.M.||Innate Immunity: Complement System|
|9.||02.22.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: Cells|
|10.||02.27.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: BCR and TCR – Structures, Tasks and|
|11.||02.27.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: Genetic Background of Antibody (BCR)|
|and TCR Production|
|12.||03.01.||V.A.||Adaptive Immunity: Monoclonal Antibody Production and Use|
|13.||03.06.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: Development and Activation of T Cells|
|14.||03.06.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: T-helper Cells and Cellular Immune|
|15.||03.08.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: Activation of B Cells, B Cells as Antigen-|
|16.||03.13.||L.M.||Adaptive Immunity: Humoral Immune Response|
|17.||03.13.||L.M.||Mucosal and Skin Immune Response|
|19.||03.20.||L.M.||The Regulation of the Immune Response: Atg, Ab, Idiotype|
|20.||03.20.||L.M.||The Regulation of the Immune Response: T-reg cells, Regulation|
|of the Neuroendocrine System|
|21.||03.22.||L.M.||The Regulation of the Immune Response: Cytokines|
|22.||03.27.||L.M.||The Regulation of the Immune Response: Immune-tolerance|
|23.||03.27.||L.M.||Foetal and Maternal Immunity|
|24.||03.29.||Sz.É.||Immune Response to Pathogens: Tumors|
|25.||04.03.||L.M.||Immune Response to Pathogens: Bacteria and Viruses|
|26.||04.03.||L.M.||Immune Response to Pathogens: Parasites and Fungi|
|27.||04.05.||L.M.||General Overview of Immune Responses|
|28.||04.10.||L.M.||Passive Immunisation, Active Immunisation: Vaccine Types,|
|29.||04.10.||L.M.||Active Immunisation: Adjuvants, Immunomodulation|
|34.||04.24.||L.M.||Immune System of Birds|
|35.||04.24.||L.M.||Immune System of Fish and Bee|
|36.||04.26.||L.M.||Other Treatments for the Therapy of Immunological Diseases|
Practical lessons theme
|18.03.-22.03.||Immunodiagnostics, Serology, Agglutination|
|25.03-29.03.||Precipitation, Complement Fixation|
|01.04.-05.04||ELISA, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry|
|08.04.-12.04.||PAGE, Western Blot, FACS, Rapid Diagnostic Methods|
|23.04-26.04.||Cellular and In Vivo Tests|
- Lectures serve as the basis of the subject, active participation in lectures is required to complete the course successfully.
- Attendance on practices is compulsory, a practice missed due to any reason has to be made up. Practices can be made up in two ways:
- on the same week by attending the practice of another group, if the number of students is not more than 16, or
- on the supplementary practice at the end of the semester by a written test.
- Attendance at the practice of another group due to any reason has to be approved by the practical teacher before the practice.
- Maximum number of make up practices: 2.
- Attendance on practice is not considered sufficient, if a student does not know the theoretical topics connected to the practice at a minimum level.
- Preparation for the practices are checked by a written test, which results will be included in the final grade.
Students can sit to an examination both after the autumn and spring semesters.
- Oral immunology exam can be made both after the winter and spring semester, written exam only in the spring semester.
- Registration for an exam or delaying an exam has to be done through the NEPTUN system.
- The exam starts at 9 a.m.
- The first exam is written. There are 3 dates for written exams during an exam period (on the first, third and fifth weeks).
- The written exam has two parts, a simple choice test and a figure analysis. Both parts has to be correct in at least 50% to have a successful exam.
- The results of the written test will be available on the next workday through NEPTUN and they can be viewed on the next day at the department.
- Re-take exams can be oral or written exams.
- The maximum number of students (English and Hungarian together), who can participate in an oral exam per exam day is 15.
- Students get 3 exam topics in an oral exam.
- The result of the exam is determined by the examiner after the student gives account of his/her knowledge. The criterion for a successful exam is a minimum level of knowledge from each topic.
- Any questions regarding the exam should be asked from Dr. Márta Lőrincz.