Biomedical Science


Lecture, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

Theoretical genetics and genetic control of blood group characteristics; Immunological foundations relevant to immunohaematology; ABO blood typing, rhesus system and other characteristics of erythrocytes, characterisation systems of lymphocytes and thrombocytes, transfusion medicine (legal foundations, production of blood products, examinations prior to transfusions, transfusion reactions); autoimmunohaemolytic anaemia (AIHA); Haemolytic disease of the newborn; forensic haematogenetics with paternity testing; interpretation of the results, quality control.

Learning outcomes

Based on the foundations of immunology the students acquire immunohaematological concepts and definitions relevant to practice. They can describe and apply methods and procedures for the production of quality-assured immunohaematological findings properly. The students carry out immunohaematological detection methods in accordance with the guidelines. They can interpret immunohaematological findings and can select subsequent investigations correctly.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Thomas (2005): Labor und Diagnose
Dörner (2009): Klinische Chemie und Hämatologie
Eckstein (2001): Immunhämatologie und Transfusionsmedizin

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

methods of biomedical analysis

Assessment methods and criteria

test at the end of the course