2023-2024 / IMMU0522-1



10h Th, 7h SI

Number of credits

 Bachelor in biomedicine2 crédits 


Christophe Desmet, Michel Moutschen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The main objective of the course of immunopathology is to initiate the student to the different modes of abnormal functioning of the immune system and their involvement in the occurrence of diseases.
The chapters of the course are as follows

  • General introduction to the diseases involving the immune system
  • Primary immunodeficiencies
  • Acquired immunodeficiencies
  • Hypersensitivites
  • General principles of autoimmunity and exemples of organ-specific vs. systemic autoimmune diseases
  • Autoinflammatory syndromes

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course is mostly an introduction focused on the basis and principles of the states of immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity, autoinflammation and autoimmunity. Students in biomedical sciences must particularly deal with in depth the translational links between molecular pathways and diseases as well as the biological analytical tools used for the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General Immunology General Microbiology General Biochemistry Genetics

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures Questions can be asked during and after the lectures as well as by E Mail.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Presential. Courses will also be recorded and viewable off-line.

Any questions about the course can be asked by emailing Christophe Desmet

Recommended or required readings

I recommend as a reference book : "Janeway's Immunobiology" 2016 9th edition (ISBN-10:0815345054). This is not mandatory since the content of the slides kit is exhaustive regarding to the learning objectives.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

L'examen sera soit écrit, et alors composé de questions ouvertes à réponses courtes, soit oral.

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Mrs Francesca Lipari, Prof. Moutschen's secretary. +3243667235; francesca.lipari@chu.ulg.ac.be

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