This is a four semester course of 20 weeks duration each. The course is designed to provide a strong foundation in molecular and cellular immunology and a research component. The research component is organized to offer training in research methodologies.

Eligibility

  • Graduates in Biological / Medical / Dental / Veterinary / Chemical Sciences or Agriculture.
  • Any other academic or professional qualification which is deemed equivalent by the Senate of the University of Colombo.
  • Degree qualifications of equivalent standard obtained from non-state sector Higher Educational Institutes and from Overseas Universities which are recognized by University of Colombo / University Grants Commission.

Course Fee

Course fee of Rs. 600,000/= (non refundable) and a refundable laboratory deposit of Rs. 50,000/= to be paid before registration. (Details)

Course Details

Semester 1

Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 1
CMI 5010 Overview of the Immune system 1
CMI 5020 Molecular Immunology 3
CMI 5030 The Immune Response 2
CMI 5040 Immunological Techniques – 1 8
CMI 5050 Guided Independent Study – 1 1
Subtotal Semester 1 15

Semester 2

Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 2
CMI 5060 Antigen-Antibody Interactions: Principles, Applications and Immunological Techniques 2
CMI 5070 Immunopathology 1
CMI 5080 Immunity to Infectious Diseases 2
CMI 5090 Immunological Techniques – 2 5
CMI 5100 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics 1
CMI 5110 Guided Independent Study – 2 4
Subtotal Semester 2 15

Semester 3

 

Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 3
CMI 6010 Research Project – Part I 0
CMI 6020 Special Topics 1
CMI 6030 Immunomodulation 3
CMI 6040 Research Methodology, Biostatistics and ethics 3
CMI 6050 Advanced Immunological Techniques 6
CMI 6060 Cancer Immunology & Cancer genetics (OP)* 2*
CMI 6070 Immunoparasitology & Immunogenetics (OP)* 2*
Subtotal Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course Unit code Name of the Course Unit Total Credits
Semester 4
CMI 6010 Research Project – Part II 15
Subtotal Semester 4 15