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MLT 115 - Immunology

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course provides a study of the immune system, disease states, and the basic principles of immunological testing.

Course Topics:
  • Basic concepts of immunology, immunity and inflammation.
  • Antibodies and Antigens
  • Antibody/Antigen reactions
  • Cells and soluble mediators of the immune response
  • Serological methods and techniques
  • Immune response and serological diagnosis of hypersensitivity and autoimmune disorders
  • Immune response and serological diagnosis of viral infections
  • Immune response and serological diagnosis of selected infectious diseases

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • In order to participate in lab, students must be wearing floor-length pants, closed-toe, closed heel shoes. Pants may not have rips, tears, etc. Students must also wear a liquid impervious lab coat, gloves and a face shield (available in SCC bookstore) whenever handling clinical specimens.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the terminology and basic concepts of immunology, immunity, lines of defense, and inflammation.
  2. Describe the structure, synthesis, and function of immunoglobulin.
  3. Summarize the Major Histocompatibility Complex and tumor markers.
  4. Describe the basic concepts of antigen-antibody reactions.
  5. Explain the function of the cells and soluble mediators involved in the immune response.
  6. Evaluate serological methods and techniques.
  7. Demonstrate mastery of processes and procedures for practicing laboratory safety.
  8. Develop the laboratory skills for accurately performing and interpreting serological test results.
  9. Correlate laboratory findings with hypersensitivity reactions, selected autoimmune disorders, viral infections, and selected infectious agents.

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  • Proctored Exams

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