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Basic Immunology - B82078 (General Medicine - English parallel)
Title: Základy imunologie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Immunology and Microbiology First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague (11-00351)
Faculty: First Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: 1
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 15 [hours]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Explanation: MUDr. Jitka Petanová,, tests: Mgr. Nováková
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Libuše Kolářová, CSc.
Attributes: Lékařství
Teoretický předmět
Pre-requisite : B80005
Is interchangeable with: B83123
In complex pre-requisite: B80033, B80080, B82946, B83163
Annotation -
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (07.02.2019)
Structure of the immune system, its regulation and cooperation between separate components in physiologic and pathologic situations. Antigen presentation
Aim of the course
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (07.02.2019)

Give basic information about the function of the immune system.

Syllabus -
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (07.02.2019)

Immunologic terminology. The structure of immune system: cells, tissue, organs. Innate and specific immunity. Phagocytosis, nature killer cells, complement system. Antigens, HLA systems, antigen presentation. Adhesion molecules, cytokines. T and B lymphocytes, immunoglobulins. Mucosal immunity. Anti-tumor immunity. Transplantations. Inflammation and inflammatory response. Immunopathologic reactions, imunopathologic states in clinical practice.

Literature -
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (07.02.2019)

Kuby Immunology (7th, Seventh Edition) - By Owen, Punt, & Stranford Textbook Binding - January 1, 2013 and new editions

Playfair, Chain: Immunology at a Glance. Blackwell Publ., 2005

Nairn, Roderick, Helbert, Matthew: Immunology for Medical Students. ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, 2007.

Stites, D.P. Basic and clinical immunology

Paul, W.E. Fundamental immunology

Janeway, Ch.A. Immunobiology

Abbas AK: Basic Immunology: The Function of the Immune System, Saunders, 2001

Ogra PL, Mestecky J et al.(eds.) Mucosal Immunology, sec.ed., Academic Press, 1999 and new editions


E library (1st faculty of Medicine),

-selected immunological chapters from 

  • Medical Microbiology: Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller, 2012

  • MimMedical Microbiology: Richard Goering, Hazel Dockrell, Mark Zuckerman, Ivan M. Roitt, Peter L. Chiodini, 2012

  • Medical Microbiology: David Greenwood, 2007

Teaching methods
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (07.02.2019)


Entry requirements
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (23.05.2019)


Registration requirements
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (23.05.2019)


Course completion requirements
Last update: MUDr. Mgr. Jitka Petanová, CSc. (23.05.2019)

credit - complete the credit test (75% in min., questions based on lecture topics) - terms for credit test are in SIS.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Mgr. Michaela Nováková (11.05.2020)

Credit granted on the basis of a written test (Three attempts: The first two attempts will be a form of test, the third form of oral examination).

The test dates will be released after the situation of COVID-19 will be resolved and the preventive measures will be cancelled. Please check updates on SIS.

More information: Michaela Nováková,


Dates of the tests:

The dates are now listed in SIS. The number of dates (both dates and places) is constant. When enrolling, read the information on the test time carefully, see the detail of the date!

All dates of examination period and pre-dates (from 1.6.2020 to 31.7.2020) will be open for student enrollment from 18.5.2020 from 20: 00, while September dates will be open from 31.7.2020.

Tests in attendance form are the preferred form of knowledge verification, therefore a sufficient number of dates are still listed in September 2020 for students who do not have the opportunity to attend the test in the proper examination period. The distancing form of the test will only be allowed with the agreement of the predecessor of the UIM for serious reasons.

Special dates:

2.9. - online version

10.9., 14.9., 17.9. - oral examination, 3rd attempt only


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