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 will teach you to acquire, analyse and apply information from multiple sources, both within and beyond the laboratory. It opens up careers in epidemiology, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, biosafety and regulation.
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 due to the absence of 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.