Course: Clinical Immunology

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Course title Clinical Immunology
Course code KME/721
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Žampach Pavel, MUDr.
Course content
Content of lectures: Course is a follow-up to the basic course of immunology. 1. Fundamentals of immunology. 2. Immunopathology. 3. Inherited and acquired immunodeficiency. 4. Anti-infectious immunity. 5. Autoimmune disorders. 6. Immunology in rheumatology. 7. Organ affection. 8. Endocrinology and immunology. 9. Hypersensitivity, allergy. 10. Transplantation immunology, HLA-related disorders. 11. Diagnostic immunology. 12. Immunological therapy and prevention. Content of practices: Practicals realise as short-time stays in the Department of Clinical Immunology, Regional Hospital in České Budějovice. They comprise basic methods of clinical immunology depending on the routine operation of the Department.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Laboratory
  • Class attendance - 45 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will acquire basic knowledge and skill concerning application of immunology in clinical laboratories.
Students understand the principles of defense against infections, the principles of immune - dependent pathogenesis, the principles of interventions into imunne system and the principles of methods, which are used in immunological labs. Students are able to aplicate these principles in laboratory investigations of immune - dependent diseases.
Knowledge in basic imunology, completed relevant course is the best

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Student draws two questions and must answer both to at least grade 3.
Recommended literature
  • Brostoff, J., Scadding, G. V., Male, D., Roitt, I. M. : Clinical Imunology, Gower Med. Publ., London, 1992.
  • Fučíková, T. , Bartůňková, J., Litzman, J., Panzer, P. : Základy klinické imunologie, RDI´S Press, Praha, 1994.
  • Rich, R. R. (ed. ) : Clinical Imunology. Principles and Practice, Mosby, St. Louis, 1996.
  • Roitt, I. M. : Esential Immmunology, 9th Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 1997.
  • Stites, D. P. Terr Abba I. : Základní a klinická imunologie, Victoria Publ., Praha, 1991.
  • Šterzl, J. : Imunitní systém a jeho fyziologické funkce, Ees. imunol. spol., Praha 1993.
  • Jiřina Bartůňková Radek Špíšek Tomáš Brdička Václav Hořejší. Základy imunologie, 6. vydání. TRITON, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7553-250-3.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Clinical Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer