Immunology (not available by distance learning)

Key information

Duration: Duration times vary. Use the contact details below to enquire about this.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Fee: £550 per delegate

To register: Please complete an online application form.

The Biomedical Science top-up modules are for people who have a science degree but wish to pursue a career as a Biomedical Scientist. Prior to registering for any top-up modules you need to contact the Institute of Biomedical Science for advice about which modules you require:

Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7713 0214 or email: mail@ibms.org

Further information: Contact LHS Admissions lhs_admissions@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 3000

Course content information: please contact Dr Corinne Spickett c.m.spickett@aston.ac.uk 

Aims of the module

On completion of the module, you will have knowledge and understanding of:
  • How the concepts of infection and immunity are applied in the diagnostic laboratory
  • The use and performance of appropriate immunological tests to investigate various disease states
  • A wide variety of techniques applicable for investigating the functions of the immune system
  • The role of the immune system in health and disease
  • How dysfunctions in immunity lead to disease
  • How the immune system can be manipulated to prevent disease or to provide protection against disease

Intellectual skills

On completion of the module, you will be expected to demonstrate:
  • The ability to critically analyse scientific data
  • The ability to present scientific data appropriately
  • The ability to formulate a critical argument
  • Skills in evaluation of scientific literature, in problem-solving and in scientific communication
  • The ability to apply your knowledge of basic and clinical immunology to address specific scientific problems

Professional/subject specific skills

On completion of the module, you are expected to be able to demonstrate:
  • Practical expertise in a wide range of laboratory techniques used in both research and diagnostic laboratories
  • The in-depth knowledge of applied clinical immunology and immunopathology required to enable you to work effectively as laboratory personnel in hospital laboratories, clinics or research institutions

Transferable skills

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Numerical skills
  • Interpersonal skills – team work