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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHMT 210 - Immunology and Serology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
Corequisite(s): AHMT 201 , AHMT 205 AHMT 295v .
This course covers the science of immunology and serology through the study of theories and processes related to natural body defenses. Included are the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, the principles of serological procedures as well as quality control, quality assurance, phlebotomy practice, and safety. This includes performance of serological procedures used to aid in the detection or diagnosis of certain diseases. Throughout this course, special emphasis is placed on correlating laboratory results with the patient’s probable condition. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the various quality assurance procedures and their uses that aid in the successful running of an Immunology department.
  • Explain the different aspects of the immune system and the function of each of the components.
  • Explain events during the immune response.
  • Describe the morphology and function of antibodies.
  • Explain/describe the analytical principles, specimen requirements, and clinical significance of abnormal results of the various tests performed in the immunology department.
  • Describe and explain aspects of common infectious diseases and other immunological disorders such as autoimmune diseases.
  • Perform basic serological tests.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in phlebotomy procedures and tasks, including vein and capillary punctures and non-blood specimen processing, in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.

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