PATH5141 Clinical Immunology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the genetic and acquired disorders of the human immune system that cause disease and how laboratory investigations are used to diagnose and monitor those diseases.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe disorders of the human immune system that can result in disease, including autoimmune disease, allergy and both primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders; (2) describe the role of the immune system in causing disease after human tissue transplantation; and (3) apply analytical and technical skills to diagnose and monitor disorders of the immune system, including antibody detection methods, immunochemistry, flow cytometry, immunogenetics and lymphocyte function assays.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) practical reports; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lloyd D'Orsogna and Dr Sonia Fernandez
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Clinical Pathology 92510 or other relevant postgraduate degree as determined by the Faculty.
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/labs/workshops: 3-4 hours per week
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