Immunology Course Overview

  • BIOL 1060 is a three-credit immunology course that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the human immune system. It first introduces students to the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune cells, tissues, and organs. Globally, the course informs students of different modes of action and the ability of immune effector populations in combating various types of infections. This course will also emphasize current immunological techniques such as a recombinant antibody, flow cytometry, and ELISPOT technology. Further, issues related to vaccine development and therapeutics will also be included in the course. Finally, students will develop disciplinary appreciation through reviews of case studies, research articles, and current perspectives in the field of immunology.

    *This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)

Immunology Course Outcomes

  • Identify the cellular and molecular basis of immunity and immune systems.
  • Summarize the cellular effector populations involved in the generation of immunity.
  • Distinguish between the contribution of the immune system in maintaining balance in healthy versus diseased conditions
  • Recognize and distinguish triggers of immunological response
  • Differentiate between the types of immunological responses and the types of effector cell populations involved
  • Critique molecular events involved in generating humoral and cell-mediated immunity
  • Determine the immunological basis of vaccinations
  • Explore the history and development of immunity against diseases and pandemics
  • Discriminate between the immunological basis of autoimmunity, cancer, and neurological diseases.

Immunology Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for BIOL 1060.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

BIOL 1060 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an as the laboratory portion of the course.

Tuition & Fees

BIOL 1060: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook
    • Primary: Abbas AK, Lichtman AH, Pillai S. (2018). Cellular and Molecular Immunology (10th ed.). Elsevier.
    • Secondary: Male, D., Stokes Peebles, R. and Male, V. (2021).  Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access. (9th ed.). Elsevier.
  • Lab Materials
    • BIOL 1060 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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