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CLS305 Clinical Immunology

Lead Faculty: Philip Payne

Course Description

Explores the immune system structure and function in health and disease. Topics include hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, transplant and tumor immunology, flow cytometry and other immunological techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast innate vs adaptive immunity.
  • Distinguish the five main immunoglobulins, including their structure, occurrence and properties.
  • Compare and contrast the immunological techniques used in the detection of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections.
  • Describe the basic principles of flow cytometry and its clinical applications.
  • Describe the techniques used in histocompatability and their applications.