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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

PCB 5235 Immunology

  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,605
  • Syllabus: Click Here


Comprehensive course in basic immunology designed for graduate students. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental aspects of immunology and its application to real-world immunological research and concerns. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a solid immunological information foundation suitable for future educational endeavors in the areas of biomedical research or human/veterinary clinical applications. In addition, students will have a fundamental understanding of basic immunological experimental design.

Course Goals

Upon successful completion, students will:

  • Be able to clearly state the role of the immune system
  • Be able to compare and contrast the innate versus adaptive immune systems
  • Be able to articulate the roles of Toll-Like Receptors in the innate and adaptive immune responses and specifically identify select receptors
  • Be able to compare and contrast humoral versus cell-mediated immune responses
  • Be able to distinguish various cell types involved in immune responses and associated functions
  • Be able to distinguish and characterize CD4+ T helper cell lineages TH1, TH2, TH17, and regulatory T cell (Treg)
  • Be able to distinguish and characterize antibody isotypes, development, and functions
  • Understand the role of cytokines in immunity and immune cell activation and be able to identify and characterize cytokines of particular immune importance
  • Understand the significance of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in terms of immune response and transplantation
  • Be able to describe lymphocyte development and the expression of antigen receptors
  • Be able to characterize processes utilized by the immune system to mediate tolerance to self tissues
  • Understand current scientific knowledge related to autoimmune disease etiologies
  • Be able to articulate the ramifications of immunodeficiency with particular emphasis on acquired immunodeficiency

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts