Course: Immunology in Aquaculture

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Course title Immunology in Aquaculture
Course code UA/AIMD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Korytář Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The main topics of the course are as follows: - Major immunological organs and major groups of cells involved in immune responses - Humoral and cellular immunology - The importance and function of innate and adaptive immunity - Immune response cascade (mucosal protection, complement activity, pathogen recognition by immune system receptors, development of inflammatory response, phagocytosis of pathogen and presentation of basic antigenic determinants using dendritic cells) - Pillars of adaptive immune response (variability of BCR and TCR receptors and course of antibody and cellular defense) - Disease prevention in aquaculture systems - Vaccination and immunomodulation through fortified feed - Basic immunological methods

Learning activities and teaching methods
Laboratory, E-learning, Group work
Learning outcomes
Immunology is a science dedicated to preserving homeostasis and organism integrity despite pathogenic talents from the environment. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic principles of the immune response. Exercises will be focused on practical exercises of basic immunological methods
The completion of the course provides the students with a basic understanding of the immune responses and knowledge of key immunological methods.
Basic knowledge of molecular and cellular biology is prerequisite to the successful completion of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Recommended literature
  • Murphy, K., Weaver, C.. Janeway`s Immunobiology.

Study plans that include the course
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