PATH5142 Advanced Clinical Immunology
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Lloyd D'Orsogna and Dr Sonia Fernandez
- Unit rules
- PATH5141 Clinical Immunology
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials/labs/workshops: 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.