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Clinical and research laboratory immunology (6 points)


Leader: Dr John Emmins

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
MMS-ALFRED Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Students will learn more advanced techniques used in clinical and research immunology laboratories. These include assays for blood group typing, lymphocyte proliferation, cytokines, cell mediated cytotoxicity and plaque forming cells. In vivo experimental models of immune disorders such as graft-versus-host disease are also examined. The course is laboratory based with tutorials to cover the theoretical basis of the techniques. In the final six weeks students will be attached (in small groups) to a research or clinical laboratory and conduct their own 'mini-research project'. Students will plan, execute and report on the project and will present their findings in a research forum.

Assessment: Practical class reports: 15% + Research project report: 25% + One assignment (1000 words): 10% + One 3-hour practical examination: 50%

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

Prerequisites: One level-two biological science unit + Recommended: IMM3031, IMM3051 and a level-one unit in both biology and chemistry

Corequisites: IMM3042 (recommended)

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