Diagnostic Techniques in Immunology/Cytology Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Location Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration 2 days
Course Start June each year. 1st and 2nd June 2015


Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences

Entry requirements


Key Features

This 2 day short course is CPD accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. 

The combination of theoretical and practical aspect provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in diagnostic application. 

The School has dedicated facilities including a state-of-the-art Human Sciences laboratory where practical sessions will take place.

What It's About

This 2 day predominantly ‘hands-on’ laboratory course has been developed to refresh or update knowledge and skills within the fields of Diagnostic Immunology and Cytology, perhaps in support of participants Continued Professional Development.

What You Do

Day 1 of the course will begin with a themed laboratory investigation where participants will measure IgA levels in an immunocompromised individual by the application of ELISA and Radial immunodiffusion.  Critical evaluation will occur through the analysis and interpretation of the experimental results. Practical work will be supplemented by lectures and presentations.

Day 2 will begin with an introduction to the scientific basis underlying the techniques applied in Diagnostic Cytology. Participants will prepare and stain murine cells for examination using light and fluorescence microscopy. Microscope slides of dividing and non-dividing cells will be examined to identify cellular components, specifically chromosome visualisation and banding (Karyotyping).  These techniques are applied in the diagnosis of inherited and acquired diseases such as Fragile X, Down’s Syndrome and malignancies. 

Where Next

The theoretical knowledge and practical skills you gain from this course are in demand in the biomedical and biotechnology based industries.

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