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Principles of applied immunology (6 points)


Leader: Dr John Emmins and Associate Professor Richard Boyd

MMS-ALFRED First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit aims to introduce students to practical aspects of laboratory immunology. The course is laboratory based with tutorials to ensure a thorough theoretical understanding of techniques. Topics include the anatomy of the immune system, production of polyclonal antisera and monoclonal antibodies, structure and properties of immunoglobulins (antibodies), electrophoresis and other techniques for detection of antigen/antibody reactions. Diagnostic immunology techniques include immunofluorescence, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), radioimmunoassay (RIA) and analysis of plasma proteins (immunoglobulins, complement etc).

Assessment: Practical class reports: 30% + One assignment (2000 words): 20% + One 3-hour practical/written examination: 50%

Contact Hours: One 6-hour practical class including one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites: One level-two biological science unit + Recommended: One level-one unit in each of biology and chemistry

Corequisites: IMM3031 (recommended)

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