IMM3062 - Clinical and research laboratory immunology - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Kim Murphy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Students will learn advanced techniques used in both clinical and research immunology settings. Students will design experimental protocols; appreciating the importance of experimental and quality controls in research design and linking

practical findings with clinical problems. The course is laboratory based, incorporating in-class tutorial sessions covering theoretical aspects of the content. Students will choose an emerging area of research, design experiments that could investigate this research and present this in a range of research settings.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform practical techniques used in research and diagnostic techniques;
  2. Work in a laboratory and demonstrate safe and competent scientific work-practices;
  3. Identify relevant questions for scientific inquiry through a written assignment and present this in a research forum;
  4. Accurately record, analyse and report experimental outcomes and demonstrate this by producing written laboratory reports;
  5. Source relevant scientific literature from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) scientific journals, text-books and the internet for the completion of written and oral assignments.


Practical class assessment: 30%

  • Research project report and oral presentation: 30%
  • Examination (3 hours): 40% (Hurdle)

This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies ( of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Workload requirements

One 5-hour practical class per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


IMM2011 or BMS2052. IMM3031 and IMM3051 recommended.


IMM3042 (highly recommended)