PATH5141 Clinical Immunology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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
Enrolment in the Master of Clinical Pathology 92510
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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