Forensic Immunology
PHA 6854 Forensic Immunology


This is a 3-credit course.


This course will introduce students to the principles of immunology, immunological techniques, and their application to forensic analyses.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 The Basics of Immunology
Module 2 Antibodies
Module 3 Antigen Capture, Presentation and Recognition
Module 4 Cell Mediated and Humoral Immune Responses
Module 5 Diversity, Assembly, Switching and Maturation
Module 6 Complement System, Activation and Regulation
Module 7 Immune Response Disorders
Module 8 Immunology and Serology Laboratory Methods

Recommended Materials

Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 10th edition
Authors: Abul Abbas, Andrew Lichtman, Shiv Pillai
Publisher: Elsevier; 10th edition
eBook ISBN: 9780323757508
Paperback ISBN: 9780323757485
Published Date: May 20, 2021

Basic Immunology, 6th edition
Authors: Abul Abbas Andrew H. Lichtman Shiv Pillai
Paperback ISBN: 9780323549431
eBook ISBN: 9780323639095
Publisher: Elsevier, 6th edition
Published Date: April 10, 2019

Sourcebook in Forensic Serology, Immunology, and Biochemistry*
Author: R. E. Gaensslen
Publisher: Natl Inst of Justice/Ncjrs (12/1/1983)
ISBN: 999285605X
*Note regarding Sourcebook in Forensics: This text is out of print, but it’s a useful text to have. Copies may be available through to an external site., or via on demand printing from AlibrisLinks to an external site.

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