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Immunology - Serology
Department / Program Pre-Clinical Sciences
Course Code 2401222
Type of Course Required
Level of Course First Cycle
Year of Study 2016-2017
Semester Spring Semester
Number of National Credit 3
Number of ECTS 3
Name of Lecturer

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Learning Outcomes

 Upon successfull completion of this course, the students will be able to;
1) define structure of the immune system, immune molecules and the roles in immunological response,
2) list the basic functions of humoral immunity,
3) define the functions of humoral immunity in the body defence system,
4) list the basic functions of cellular immunity, 
5) define the functions of cellular immunity in the body defence system,
6) describe the basic mechanism of antigen-antibody reactions.

Courses Contribution to Program Learning Outcomes
    1 2 3 4 5
 1-  Determine the diagnostic and treatment protocols of the diseases. X
 2-  Define animal rights and animal owner rights and knows the laws and regulations related to veterinary medicine, have the ethical values for veterinary profession and defends the ethical values as necessary. X
 3-  Plan the most appropriate management for animal enterprises, manage the animal enterprises and the enterprises producing food of animal origins.
 4-  Evaluate the productivity among the animal breeds, use hybridization, selection, artificial insemination as necessary.
 5-  Prepare alternatives of husbandry and nutrition for healthy livestock raising in accordance with various animal species, methods of raising and the expected yield.
 6-  Learn the chemical and biological substances that are used in preventive medicine and the purpose of treatment and their production technologies. X
 7-  Check the hyigenic production of animal origin food that are manufactured for human consumption and also the presentation to consumption, and performs the final check.
 8-  Detect and identify the contagious and noncontagious factors causing the diseases in animals. X
 9-  Diagnose every type of animal illness and treat the diagnosed illnesses using all the methods for a physician (interpret the results of the diagnostic methods, drugs or surgical practices)
 10-  In communication with professional collaborators, produce solution to the common problems at the regional and national levels and participate to professional activities to increase his/her veterinary professional knowledge. X
 11-  Follow the updated legislations about veterinary professional services and use them as necessary. X
 12-  Be aware of the issues of environment, veterinary public health, biosecurity and zoonoses. X
 13-  With awareness of the needs of the country and regions, offer the solutions and treatment options in veterinary services by using scientific technique and methods. X
 14-  Distinquish the structural, functional (anatomical, histological, biochemical, etc) and behavioral characteristics of animal species and breeds.
 15-  Effectively use information and communication technologies and at least one computer software.
 16-  Comprehend events, thoughts and principles in the rise and development process of modern Turkey.
 17-  Demonstrate skills and tools necessary to promote life-long learning


Made of Delivery Face to Face
Work Placements NA
Recommended Optional Programme Components NA
Course Content Week Topics

Introduction and innate immunity


Acquired immunity and antigens


Immune system organs, tissues and cells


Antibodies and characteristics


Cellular immunity




Hypersensitivity reactions


Immune deficiencies


Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases




Immunity to infectious diseases


Immunomodulation and immunomodulators


Tumor immunology


Transplantation immunology

Recommended Readings

Tizard, I.R. (2000): Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction. Sixth Edition, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. Erganiş, O., İstanbulluoğlu, E. (2002): İmmünoloji, Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Yayınları, Konya. Diker, K.S. (1998): İmmunoloji, Medisan Yayınevi, Ankara. Arda, M., Minbay, A., Aydın, N., Akay, Ö., İzgür, M., Diker, K.S. (1998): İmmunoloji, Medisan Yayınevi, Ankara

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

1) Lecture, 2) Question-Answer, 3) Discussion, 4) Demonstration 5) Laboratory/Workshop

  Number %
Mid-Term : 1 % 20
Quiz : 1 % 10
Assignment :
Project :
Assignment :
Laboratory : 14 % 10
Other :
Final Examination : 1 % 60
Language of Instruction Turkish
Work Placement NA
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 1 14
Laboratory 14 1 14
Quizzes 5 1 5
Individual Study for Mid-term Exam(s) 1 9 9
Individual Study for Final Exam 1 20 20
Total Work Load     90
Total Work Load/ 30 (s)     3
ECTS Credit of the Course     3



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