MLSR-401 – Serology

Course lecturer :

DR: Amira Badr

Course assistant :

  • Amira mohamed
  • esraa elwakeel
  • omnia ali
  • tasneem mohamed

Course objectives :

By the end of this course the student should be able to:

• Discuss the principles involved in the immune response.

• Describe the structure, function, and characteristics of immunoglobulins.

• Describe the principles of and perform serological tests.

• Evaluate laboratory test outcomes and relate serology tests to the disease or condition associated with each test; and evaluate the suitability of clinical specimens.

Course description :

This course covers basic theories of immunology, laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases, and diseases of the immune system. Students learn to perform basic serological techniques. Also included is the role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in transplantation and the serological and molecular techniques used to identify the MHC products and molecular techniques for the detection and quantitation of viral components related to disease.

Course assessment :

  • Research and interactive learning —– 7
  • Mid-Term and assignment ————– 18
  • Final exam (practical) ——————– 25
  • Final exam (Written) ——————— 50
  • Total —————————————- 100

Recommended text books :

Charles Edmund Simon. Infection and immunity: a text-book of immunology and serology for students and practitioners. 2015.

Recommended refrences :

Charles Edmund Simon. Infection and immunity: a text-book of immunology and serology for students and practitioners. 2015.