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 Immunology-Antigens (9850-09) Review antigens from definitions to a description of the very properties that make a substance antigenic. Discuss the nature of bacterial, viral, blood group and other antigens. The fate of an antigen with its recognition, phagocytosis, processing to the immune system is also detailed. Finally, a brief mention of T and B cell function is given.

Code 9850-09
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 21
CPS credits: 0.7
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define antigen, immunogens and immunogenicity
  • Tabulate the specificity of autoantibodies seen in the major organ specific autoimmune disease states.
  • Describe the experiments of Landsteiner using haptens
  • Outline the nature of common antigens experienced by the body
  • Describe typical ways an antigen may enter the body
  • Describe the nature of frequently used adjuvants
  • Explain common examples of cross reactivity seen with certain antibodies
  • List examples of the antigens detected in several species of common bacteria
  • Outline the principles of the Kauffman and White scheme for serotyping salmonella
  • List the nature of antigens and antibodies found with ABO blood groups
  • List the nature of antigens and antibodies found with ABO blood groups
  • Describe the fate of an injected antigen
  • Describe the relationship between antigen, macrophages and lymphocytes
  • Outline the concept of T independent vs. T independent antigens
  • Briefly describe the basic function of T and B cells in relation to immune surveillance
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: November 2009