Immunology: basic terms and techniques course

About the course

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The Immunology: basic terms and techniques course is designed for scientists, who want to gain an up-to-date understanding of immunology terms through a series of short lectures, demonstrations and hands-on laboratory work.

It is also of use for managers, sales and marketing personnel working in areas allied to immunology

Course content

The course covers the following subject areas:

  • An overview of natural and adaptive immunity
  • Cellular and soluble components of the immune system
  • The role of B cells and T cells in immunity
  • Cytokines and chemokines in inflammation
  • Structure and function of antibodies
  • Production of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and their uses e.g. clinical, ELISA, western blotting
  • Learn: This course aims to enhance your understanding of the terminology and the applications of basic immunology techniques
  • Course for: The Immunology: basic terms and techniques course is designed for scientists, who want to gain an up-to-date understanding of immunology terms through a series of short lectures, demonstrations and hands-on laboratory work. It is also of use for managers, sales and marketing personnel working in areas allied to immunology

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Course fees

Self-funding home students £250 (excluding VAT). This includes light refreshments, buffet-style lunch and course notes.

Teaching methods

Where is the course taught and by whom?

The course is is facilitated by Dr Niall McMullan. Teaching sessions are a combination of theoretical and laboratory-based work. It takes place at the University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield.