Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (to qualify as a biomedical laboratory worker) (Verona)

Human pathology - IMMUNOPATOLOGIA

Course code
4S000336
Name of lecturer
Stefano Ugel
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/04 - EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
TEC LAB BIOM LEZ 2A 1S dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 30, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

TEC LAB BIOM LEZ 2A 1S

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Learning outcomes

Acquisition of the general knowledge of the fundamental biological mechanisms regulating
the immune system functions. Knowledge of the immune laboratory techniques and of the
principles at their base.


Textbooks:
Abul K. Abbas; Andrew H. Lichtman and Shiv Pillai; Le basi dell’Immunologia (Fisiopatologia del sistema immunitario)
Jeffrey K. Actor, Introduzione all’Immunologia

Syllabus

1- The immune system.
Anatomy, citology, biochemistry and genetics of the immune systemlymphoid organs, cells (lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages, granulocytes) molecules (Immunoglobulins, T cell receptor, MHC and co-stimulatory molecules). Antigen-antibody reaction. Antigen processing and presentaiton. Cell-mediated and humoral response. Cytokines and cell cooperation. The complement system.
2. Immunological techniques.
Production and use of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies and of T cell lines and clones. Antibodies-based immunoassays (immunoprecipitation agglutination, RIA, immune-enzymatic assays, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry) or immune-cell based assays (cytotoxicity, mixed leucocyte cultures).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman and Shiv Pillai Le basi dell' immunologia (Fisiopatologia del sistema immunitario) (Edizione 5) Edra LSWR S.p.A. 2014 978-88-214-4255-1

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination



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