MT 338 Molecular and Immunologic Diagnostics

4 credits, Fall

Provides the basic skills, concepts and theoretical background needed to work in a clinical immunology and molecular laboratory. Immunology topics include antigens, antibody structure and function, humoral and cellular immune responses, immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, and transplantation. Molecular biology topics include analysis of nucleic acids for normal variations, inherited disorders, cancer detection, and infectious diseases. Students gain laboratory experience in molecular, immunological and serological techniques including nucleic acid amplification and electrophoresis, antibody screening, ELISA, and precipitation and agglutination reactions.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in MT 210, BIO 230 and BIO 203, or permission of the medical technology program coordinator