IMM3062 - Clinical and research laboratory immunology - 2019

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Frank Alderuccio


Dr Kim Murphy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


IMM2011 or BMS2052. IMM3031 and IMM3051 recommended.


IMM3042 (highly recommended)


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, textbooks and the internet for the completion of written and oral assignments.


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 3 hours and 10 minutes.

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

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