Clinical Immunology 1.1


This module provides an understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical immunology. It expands on the mechanisms of the mammalian immune system in defence and evasion of microorganisms, the diagnosis and monitoring of immunological disease or disorders, organ transplantation, and immunological techniques. Throughout the module, the learner will be provided with the skills and knowledge required to perform routine clinical immunology test procedures, and to recognise the importance in both the diagnosis and the management of patient care with due regard to safety, quality and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of a selection of disorders investigated in the clinical immunology laboratory

  2. Discuss the role of the clinical immunology laboratory in the context of patient care

  3. Describe the instrumentation and associated technologies used in the clinical immunology laboratory.

  4. Perform a range of routine tests in clinical immunology laboratories with due regard to health and safety

  5. Analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate for a clinical setting

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