2023-2024 / IMMU0130-6

Multidisciplinary approach to the immunological system


12h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine1 crédit 


Philippe Delvenne, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Nathalie Jacobs, Bernard Lambermont, Michel Moutschen


Michel Moutschen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is actually an introduction to immunopathology, i.e. the study of diseases involving primarily or secondarily an abnormal functioning of the immune system. It constitutes therefore a transition between the course of general immunology of the third quadrimester and the courses of general and specialized pathology which will come afterwards. While illustrating the different pathological principals by the description of diseases, the course focuses primarily on mechanistical aspects rather than on diagnostic or therapeutic details which will be dealt with in the following years. The principal chapters are

  • Immunodeficiencies (clinical aspects of HIV infections will be discussed in the course of Infectious diseases)
  • Allergy and hypersensitivity
  • Autoimmunity
  • Autoinflammation
  • Manipulation of immune responses
  • antimoral response

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

A list of general and specific objectives is available on the e-campus on line course (at the beginning of each slide kit)

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Co and pre-requisites are detailed in the general Baccalaureate Medical formation (global course program).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This Module is multidisciplinar (based on different theoretical courses in different disciplines).
Practical works (MEDE0002 and MEDE0003) and Problem-based seminars (APPR0001) complete the practical and clinical aspects.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Hybrid course (theoretical aspects in classical classrooms ; some practical aspects are developped within e-learning and small groups sessions).

Recommended or required readings

Slides and comments are available on e-campus on line course ; books can be obtained at the Ulg Press Shop  (complementary, not compulsory).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Tel. : +32 4 3668457
Mail : Michel.Moutschen@ulg.ac.be

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