The incidence of diseases associated with the immune system, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases is increasing, and treatment and prevention of many infectious diseases is difficult because we don’t have effective vaccines.

Immunology is a rapidly evolving science and new knowledge can be applied to the development and clinical use of new immune-based therapies for cancer and infectious diseases, prevention of transplantation responses as well as allergies and autoimmune diseases.

In this major you’ll learn how immunology — the study of the human immune system, which controls infections and provides immunity against micro-organisms — can apply to a range of areas in the biomedical sciences.

This major lays the foundation for further study in medicine and paramedical disciplines.

You can study this major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science.