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MLT 118L Immunology - Clinical Immunology and Serology (8 weeks) - Desiree Tan-Castillo

Course:Clinical Immunology and Serology (8 weeks)
Professor:Desiree Tan-Castillo
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


I am Desiree Tan-Castillo and will be teaching the immuno- laboratory, only.   The laboratory will meet in person.  Please follow recent college rules and regulations on COVID precautions.  It is important to come to class on-time and be prepared with the laboratory procedures.

In the next 8 weeks, you will be learning immunology and serological laboratory techniques followed by Spring Break for one week.  And another 8 weeks of Blood Banking.  The Blood Banking laboratory will be taught by another professor (TBD)

Course Description

The 8 weeks in immunology, you will learn:

Principles in serological testing; precipitation, agglutination reactions, Labeled Immunoassays, Molecular Techniques, and Flow Cytometry

What to Expect in this Course

The laboratory will meet in person.  The laboratory classroom is located on Valencia Campus, Towsley Hall room 104.  Syllabus, assignments, and laboratory procedures are posted on Canvas.  Learning the laboratory techniques require your presence in the laboratory.  Attendance is mandatory and will be recorded.

Types of Assessments

The assessments are quizzes and exams and monitored remotely by Proctorio.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

The text book for Immunology is

Clinical Immunology and Serology - a Laboratory Perspective 4th Ed. by Christine Dorresteyn Stevens and Linda E Miller.

The laboratory session will discuss chapters 8 to 13.

Other Relevant Course Information

No special information.  Following the weekly assignment will help each student succeed.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 01/17/2022 Sub#: 1235