Clinical Immunology and Medical Microbiology

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Clinical Immunology and Medical Microbiology

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ? For Study Options 1 or 2, completion of LS5008 or equivalent.
    ? For Study Option 3, Immunology and Microbiology equivalent to LS5008.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module aims to apply immunological and microbiological principles to evaluate
    pathophysiology and to investigate immunological and microbiological disease processes.

    It also aims to critically review the theory and practice of modern diagnostic clinical
    immunology and medical microbiology.

    The module initially explores in detail diseases of: overactive immunity (e.g. autoimmune
    disease and hypersensitivity); and of immune deficiency (e.g. AIDS). It also explores
    other key areas of clinical immunology such as cancer immunology, monoclonal
    antibodies and laboratory diagnostics.

    The module then explores infectious diseases and the principles and practise of the
    Medical Microbiology. Selected Infectious diseases and their laboratory diagnosis shall
    be studied in depth using an organ system approach; for example, infections of the
    respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract.

    Autumn Semester content summary: diseases of Immune system, clinical immunology,
    diagnostic immunology.
    Spring Semester content summary: Infectious diseases, their lab diagnosis and control.

    Teaching: Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions

    Assessment:
    STUDY OPTION 1:
    ? 3-hour written exam (50%)
    ? Practical exam ? MCQ (25%)
    ? Practical report (25%)
    STUDY OPTION 2:
    ? Lab report (50%)
    ? Test (50%)
    STUDY OPTION 3:
    ? Lab test (50%)
    ? End of semester MCQ (50%)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

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