Learn how the immune system works in a more detailed way than covered in our Infection unit and the pathology that an over/under-active immune system can lead to and be caused by.
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1. An Introduction to Hypersensitivity

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2. Type 1 Hypersensitivity

  • Understand the physiology of type 1 hypersensitivity reactions and how this links to the clinical presentation of allergy.
  • Understand the hygiene hypothesis and its role in the development of allergy.
  • Be aware of the symptoms and management of allergic reactions.

3. Food Allergy

  • Understand the causes of food allergy and the pathophysiology of differing presentations of food allergy.
  • Be aware of the difference between IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated allergic reactions.
  • Understand how a food allergy can be diagnosed.
  • Be aware of the management of food allergy and concepts such as the food ladder.
  • Be aware of anaphylaxis and its management.

4. An Introduction to Autoimmunity

  • Understand the role of autoimmunity in acute and chronic disease.
  • Be aware of a number of common autoimmune conditions and their common presentations.
  • Understand potential causes for autoimmune conditions and how they are diagnosed.
  • Be aware of the principles used to treat autoimmune conditions.

5. Rheumatoid Arthritis

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6. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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7. Immunological Therapies | Monoclonal Antibodies

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