Sydney Professional Certificate

Fundamentals of Immunotherapy

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in the Fundamentals of Immunotherapy.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Appraise and summarise the research literature in immunity
  • Explain and analyse current concepts and challenges in immunology
  • Explain the role of immunotherapy in care
  • Demonstrate laboratory methods and techniques used in clinical immunology
  • Discuss recent advances in immunotherapies including vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapy.

 
 

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INIM5112 Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy
Description: In this unit students will learn how to apply their knowledge of fundamental immunology to understanding the immunopathology of a broad range of human disease. Students will explore the immunological methods that are the foundation of clinical diagnosis and disease management, and learn how immunotherapy is becoming integrated into treatment across a spectrum of immune-mediated conditions. Instruction will comprise of lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes. The lectures will be given by research scientists and clinicians who are leaders in their respective fields. Tutorials will reinforce material covered in lectures, with an emphasis on understanding concepts through clinical cases and appreciating how laboratory investigations contribute to the diagnostic pathway. Laboratory classes will focus on techniques central to the diagnostic lab and taught with the perspective of real-world situations.

21/07/2020

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Fundamentals of Immunotherapy

Sydney Professional Certificate in Fundamentals of Immunotherapy

Admission requirements:
(a) Bachelor degree, or
(b) Equivalent professional experience in immunology or related field.
Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
INIM5111
Principles in Immunology
6    A Undergraduate immunology and undergraduate bacteriology and virology
Semester 1
INIM5112
Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy
6    A Understanding of basic biochemistry and cell biology
P INIM5111
Semester 2

Fundamentals of Immunotherapy

Sydney Professional Certificate in Fundamentals of Immunotherapy

Admission requirements:
(a) Bachelor degree, or
(b) Equivalent professional experience in immunology or related field.
Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
INIM5111 Principles in Immunology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mainthan Palendira Session: Semester 1 Classes: Face-to-face and online lectures supported by weekly tutorials/seminars/workshops. 1x4hr practical class each week Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate immunology and undergraduate bacteriology and virology Assessment: progressive assessment: includes written (15%), practical (15%), oral (10%) and online based assessments (10%); formal assessment: one 2 hour examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Immunology is the study of defence mechanisms that protect individuals against infections and cancers. Studies in immunology are leading advances in clinical medicine, including understanding allergies, transplant rejection, cancer and autoimmune diseases, as well as the development of new vaccines. In this unit you will explore the essential features of the immune system at the molecular and cellular level, the mechanisms of pathalogical immune processes and immune system dysfunction, mechanisms of immune responses to microorganisms and imunological techniques used in clinical diagnostic and research laboratories. Practical and tutorial sessions are designed to illustrate particular concepts introduced in otther face-to-face activities. Further self-directed learning activities, including online learning activities, will facilitate integratino of fundamental information and help you apply this knowledge to the ways in which the host organism fights disease. Consequently, you will develop skills in problem-solving, evaluation of scientific literature, as well as oral and written communication skills. Upon completion, you will have developed the skills required to follow a career in medical research, clinical and diagnostic services and/or the corporate system that supports the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Textbooks
Abul K Abbas, Andrew H Lichtman and Shiv Pillai. Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System. 5th Ed. 2016
INIM5112 Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Megan Steain Session: Semester 2 Classes: ND: 2x1hr lec (F-2-F or online) and 1x4hr prac or workshop/wk Prerequisites: INIM5111 Assumed knowledge: Understanding of basic biochemistry and cell biology Assessment: Progressive assessment: includes written (10%), practical (15%), oral (15%) and online based assessments (10%); Formal assessment: one 2 hour examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective, 3nd Edition Stevens CD. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, 2010. This is a reference book that should not be purchased, and a copy will be available in practical classes and the library. Abul K Abbas, Andrew H Lichtman and Shiv Pillai. Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System. 5th Ed. 2016. This provides background on the immunopathology of human disease.
Textbooks
Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective, 3nd Edition Stevens CD. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, 2010. This is a reference book that should not be purchased, and a copy will be available in practical classes and the library. Abul K Abbas, Andrew H Lichtman and Shiv Pillai. Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System. 5th Ed. 2016. This provides background on the immunopathology of human disease.