Our program provides interactive, multifaceted education and research training. Our graduates receive comprehensive education in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology and in-depth training in their chosen area of research. Our Ph. As part of the Graduate Program in Life Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, interaction between other graduate programs and departments facilitates broadening of the research experience and of graduate student life.
Courses are full time usually three years and include at least 50 weeks of workplace-based training in the NHS. After graduation you can usually register as a biomedical scientist with the HCPC. It's also possible to apply for the STP. Entry on to the training scheme is competitive and there are many more applicants than places.
To improve your chances, try and get some work experience within a hospital immunology department. Arrange a visit to a department in your local hospital to find out more about the role. Make sure you attend an STP open day for your specialism, if there is one, to get a better insight into the role and programme.
Most clinical scientists working in immunology are employed in immunology laboratories in NHS hospitals. You may choose to follow a research career, working in a university or research institute. Alternatively, you could work in industry for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, who employ immunologists to improve their understanding of the immune system and how to apply this to the development of new medical products and therapies.
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It's also possible to work in veterinary science, researching animal healthcare and treating animals with infections or immunological disorders. Once qualified, you must keep up to date with the ongoing developments in research and analysis techniques. You'll usually undertake further study and training with a relevant professional body, such as the BSI, or study for a PhD.
Membership of the BSI also provides opportunities to network with fellow professionals and access to advice and support. This five-year, workplace-based training programme includes study at Doctorate level and, where appropriate, study for Royal College qualifications. There is a structured career path within the NHS.
Once qualified, you can progress through the grades by gaining experience and completing further study and research. Promotion is based on merit and you may need to move to other hospitals to make the most of available opportunities or to related agencies such as NHSBT. As your career develops, you're likely to take on a more supervisory role with responsibility for the work of your department.
Progression to consultant and then deputy head or head of department involves further training and is likely to involve the management of a large department or major departmental section, and advanced budgeting and administration skills are often required. Some immunologists follow an academic career, while others choose to work in industry or the scientific Civil Service. All rights reserved. Jobs and work experience Postgraduate study Careers advice Applying for university. Search graduate jobs Job profiles Work experience and internships Employer profiles What job would suit me?
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Antigen dose. Antigen persistence. Tissue specificity. Clonal deletion. Clonal anergy. Clonal exhaustion. Clonal abortion. Antibody forming cell AFC blockade. Regulatory T cells. Antibody-induced tolerance. Regulation of Type I hypersensitivity. Humoral events in allergy. Tuberculin-type DTH. Granuloma formation. Contact hypersensitivity.
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Genetic factors in autoimmune disease. Sex-linked factors in autoimmune disease. Stress and neurochemicals in autoimmune disease. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals in autoimmune disease. Viruses in autoimmune disease. Antigen mimicry.
Immunology: an international science
Target antigens. Non-specific immunity in autoimmune disease.
Mononuclear phagocytes in non-specific immunity. Mononuclear phagocytes in specific immunity. Dendritic cells in autoimmune disease. Role of T cells in autoimmune disease. B cells in autoimmune disease. Cytokine defects. Chemokines in autoimmune disease. Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency. X-linked agammaglobulinaemia XLA. CD40 ligand deficiency.
Congenital thymic aplasia Di George syndrome. Wiskott—Aldrich syndrome.
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Severe combined immunodeficiency disease SCID. The bare lymphocyte syndrome. Chediak—Higashi syndrome CHS.
Chronic granulomatous disease CGD. Deficiencies of complement components. The alternative pathway.
The classical pathway. Iatrogenic immunodeficiencies. The human immunodeficiency virus HIV. Alimentary fluids. Natural antibodies. Phagocytic cells. Natural killer cells. Endotoxin-induced injury. Complement activation. Inhibition of adherence.
Toxin neutralisation. Virus neutralisation. Inhibition of microbial enzyme activity. Inhibition of microbial growth. Polyclonal B cell activation.