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Course content

The course covers central topics in immunology for students who already have a basic knowledge of immunology. The focus is on the immune system in disease situations where faulty B:T cell interactions are involved. Thus, central topics are allergy, autoimmunity and cancer immunology. Furthermore, attempts to manipulate the immune response are described.
The course also integrates general immunology and cell biology, with a focus on antigen presentation.
The topics are presented as lectures, and the students are required to read review articles as well as a textbook in immunobiology. Each student presents a research article for the group.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you will:

  • have a detailed understanding of lymphnode microanatomy and know how B and T cells encounter antigen and develops in different locations.
  • know antigenpresentation and autophagy on a detailed molecular level
  • understand immunology of mucosal surfaces and the interplay between commensal flora and and the immune system in the gut
  • have a in depth knowlege of the cellular and molecular basis for autoimmune disease and allergies.
  • have basic knowlegde of tumorimmunology and the development of novel recombinant antibodies for treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease
  • gain indept knowlegde of a relevant reaserch article and present this for the group.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Recommended previous knowledge

MBV4250 – Basic immunology and immunological techniques (discontinued) or corresponding knowledge.

Overlapping courses


The course lasts five weeks in the beginning of the autumn semester and the teaching will consist of 25 hours of lectures. In addition seminars and colloquia will be arranged in agreement with the students.


Final exam appr. one weeks after the end of the course.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Evaluering av MBV4260 høsten høsten 2009

Facts about this course






Every autumn

A new course BIOS5914 Cellular and Molecular Immunology will be offered  from autumn term 2020. The web page for this course will be published in late May.


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)