BIOL07012 2019 IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS WITH FORENSIC APPLICATIONS

General Details

Full Title
IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS WITH FORENSIC APPLICATIONS
Transcript Title
IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS WITH FORENSI
Code
BIOL07012
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Dr. Oliver Joyce
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis
Description

The module introduces learners to the structure and functions of antibodies in immnoassays with respect to Forensic applications.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the production of antibodies by an immune system

2.

Illustrate the differences between monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.

3.

Outline different types of techniques used in immunodiagnostics.

4.

Describe the antibody antigen interaction and precipitation reactions.

5.

Perform and report on, immunodiagnostic laboratory experiments and communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The Immunodiagnostics module will be delivered full time and will include lectures, laboratory practicals.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment where appropriate.   

Module Assessment Strategies

The Immunodiagnostics module is 40% Practical and 60% Theory.  

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module (40%).  There will be in assessment (10%) and there will be a Final Exam (50%)

The student must reach an assigned gate of 30% in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.  

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Antibody structure and function

The structure, function and properties of the various classes of antibodies.

Monoclonal & Polyclonal antibodies

The preparation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.  Properties of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.

Antibody Antigen interactions

The interaction of antibody with antigen, the nature of antigens, precipitation reactions.

Immunodaignostic Techniques

Precipitation reactions, ELISA, Western Blot, Blood typing, Lateral Flow Immunoassay.  

Laboratory Practicals and Student Centred Learning

The module will include laboratory practicals and student centered learning that will supplement the lecture based learning.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Written report as part of practical Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 5
2 Other Exam Continuous assessment of theory Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Essay Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % UNKNOWN 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Roitt's Essential Immunology Current Edition

Understanding Immunology  Peter Wood 

Immunodiagnostics - A Practical Approach Ed. R. Edwards

Immunoassays -Ed. J. P. Gosling

Journal Resources

A digital reading resource will be recommended by the lecturer

URL Resources

vle.itsligo.ie

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

http://pubcrawler.gen.tcd.ie

Other Resources

Moodle

Science Direct

PubMed, Pubcrawler

Additional Information

None