Advanced Immunology and Cell Technology

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Blended
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Advanced Immunology and Cell Technology is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University that provides a comprehensive overview of the immune system, from humoral and cell-mediated immunity to immunodeficiency and antibodies.

Upon completion of this unit, you will gain an advanced knowledge of the underlying principles of immunology and its application in solving problems in biological systems. You'll also have an awareness of some current research activities in the field and possible applications of this knowledge, as well as a working knowledge of some immunological techniques and their application.

You'll also develop skills in critical review and analysis of scientific data and the oral and written communication of scientific information. You will also gain skills in critical thinking, independent learning, problem solving and communication.

On campus requirements

Students should note that as a part of this unit, they will be required to present their findings at RMIT University’s Bundoora Campus, located in Melbourne, for two study periods.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, however it is assumed that applicants have a moderate level of prior knowledge in the study area, or other relevant experience.

Areas of study

In this advanced immunology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Immunology
  • Antigen processing and presentation, T cell activation, cytokine networks
  • Immunoassays
  • Cancer immunology
  • Vaccines
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Allergy

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

During this unit you will gain practical experience in a range of immunology techniques, which are crucial for any kind of biotechnology or medical research career. You will develop problem solving skills in biological systems, and you will be surrounded by academic researchers at the top of the field, which may inspire you to go on to a research career yourself.

You will also gain skills in scientific critique and data analysis, and written and verbal communication skills. This unit is part of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) offered by RMIT University, which is taught by researchers at forefront of industry practice. If you choose to study this degree, you will develop skills in the application of scientific knowledge, the ability to solve problems in a scientific laboratory, and the ability to communicate scientific and technical issues to a wide range of audience types.

Graduates go on to work in all areas of biotechnology, from gene manipulation in mammals to research, production and testing positions in government and private laboratories.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advanced Immunology and Cell Technology from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAÕs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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