Department of Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory
- I. Course Number and Title
- MDLB201 Immunology
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- MDLB101 (C or better)
- MDLB205, MDLB210, MDLB215
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Lab fees apply.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Students learn the organization, activation and diseases of the immune system with emphasis on the central concept of antigen-antibody reactions. Students devote laboratory time to performing various techniques used to detect diseases involving the immune system.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- identify the components and illustrate the sequence of the immune response;
- define principles of hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency, tumor recognition, and autoimmunity;
- describe the clinical and laboratory findings in various infectious diseases;
- discuss and compare the principles of basic immunoassay techniques; and
- perform procedures according to established protocol, incorporating proper quality control regimens, identifying sources of error, and determining acceptability of results.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Principles and Components and the Immune System
- Sequence of immune response
- Abnormalities of immune response including hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency, and auto-immunity
- Serology of Infectious Diseases, including: Hepatitis A, B, C, Rubella, Syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes family, Varicella, Cytomegalovirus, and Group A Streptococcus
- Tumor Recognition Mechanisms
- Commonly used immunoassay techniques, instrumentation, and quality control methods
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the course learning goals via class discussions, written exams, assignments, and performance-based tasks in the laboratory.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval date- 6/2018