PATH5142 Advanced Clinical Immunology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit builds on the knowledge acquired in PATH5141 Clinical Immunology to equip students with a greater depth of knowledge on allergy and immunological hypersensitivity, autoimmune disease, immunodeficiency disorders, immunogenetics and transplantation immunology, and the laboratory methods that are used to assess these problems.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the causes and apply analytical and technical skills to the laboratory investigation of allergy and immunological hypersensitivity, including allergic airways disease, anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis and drug allergy; (2) describe the causes and apply analytical and technical skills to the laboratory investigation of autoimmune disease, including organ-specific (e.g. thyroid) and non-organ-specific (e.g. lupus) disease; (3) describe the causes and apply analytical and technical skills to the laboratory investigation of immunodeficiency disorders, including primary and secondary causes of B and T cell deficiency and dysfunction, complement deficiency and disorders of phagocytosis; and (4) describe the causes and apply analytical and technical skills to the laboratory investigation of immunogenetics and transplantation immunology, including genetic matching of donor and recipient, and detection of alloimmune responses.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical reports; (2) standard operating procedures; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Clayton Fragall
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
PATH5141 Clinical Immunology
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials/labs/workshops: 3 hours per week
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