An Update on Basic Concepts of Immunity (Online CE Course)

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Margaret Reinhart MS, MT(ASCP) Reviewers: Laurie Bjerklie, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) and Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)

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This course is designed to give a brief overview of basic immune processes, with a focus on some of the more recently discovered concepts. Although clinical applications will be mentioned in some cases, it is intended primarily for those who wish to refresh or update their basic immunology knowledge.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 3/31/2023
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Serology/Immunology): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/30/2022

Objectives

  • Review the names of the major immune cells and their general roles.
  • Define and differentiate the Adaptive Immune Response and the Innate Immune Response, and give a general overview of how they work together.
  • Compare and contrast the function and structure of some of the most important immune receptors.
  • Review the formation of the innate immune cells and describe some of the major innate immune processes.
  • Review the formation of the major adaptive immune cells, and describe some of the adaptive immune processes,
  • Give examples of some laboratory tests that are based on concepts described in this course.

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Course Outline

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  • The Major Immune Cells and their Basic Roles.
    • Overview of Immune Cell Formation (Hematopoiesis)
      • Formation of Immune Cells
    • Immune Cells Seen in the Peripheral Blood
      • Immune Cells Seen in a Blood Smear
    • The Immune cells Not Generally Seen in the Peripheral Blood
      • Immune Cells Seldom or Never Seen in Blood Smear
  • Two Major Categories of Immunity: Innate Immunity and Adaptive Immunity
    • Innate Immunity
      • Components of Innate Immune System
      • Match the following term with the correct role or definition.
      • NK Cells
      • Complement
      • Toll-like Receptors
      • The following are all functions of Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells) except:
      • The "a" or anaphylotoxin components of complement protein cleavage are responsible for:
      • Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) recognize:
    • Adaptive Immunity: B Cells
      • Hallmarks of Adaptive Immunity
      • B Lymphocytes and B Lymphocyte Receptors
      • B Lymphocyte Development
      • This matching question is based on the structure and function of the B Cell immunoglobulin receptor
      • Function of B Lymphocytes
      • Match the antibody class with the function.
      • T Helper cells help activate B cells by:
    • Adaptive Immunity: T Cells
  • Application of Concepts to Laboratory Testing
  • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic
 
Intended audience:  Laboratory personnel who are involved in immunology and serology testing including technologists, technicians, laboratory managers, supervisors and labroatory directors. This course is designed to give a brief overview of basic immune processes, with a focus on some of the more recently discovered concepts. Although clinical applications will be mentioned in some cases, it is intended primarily for those who wish to refresh or update their basic immunology knowledge.
 
Author information:  Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP) is the MLS Program Director and Senior lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA where she teaches hematology, clinical immunology, parasitology, and other related courses. She is also adjunct instructor in Hematology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA. She holds a Masters Degree in Biology and in Health Care Administration.
 
Reviewer information:  Laurie Bjerklie,  M.Ed., MT(ASCP), is currently a professor at Rasmussen College in Fargo, ND for their MLT program where she teaches a variety of courses including hematology and microbiology. She is the former Program Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science program at DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona. Bjerklie has over ten years of experience in higher education and continues to work part time as a bench tech.
 
Reviewer information:  Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is the former Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
 

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NK Cells