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Immunology is a division of biomedical science that studies the immune system of all organisms. Immunology includes treatment of diseases such as respiratory tract diseases, skin diseases such as dermatitis, rhinitis or sinusitis and gastrointestinal problems caused by  food allergies. Immunology also includes treatment of affected immune system. Medical practitioners who have specialized in this field are known as immunologists.

 

List of Courses: -

 

  • Diploma in Immunology & Blood transfusion
  • Master of Science in Immunology
  • Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Clinical Immunology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Immunology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Immunity & Infection
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Allergy and immunology

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed their higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration of this course is 3 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree in immunology is  holding a bachelor's degree in science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration of this course is 2 years.


Specializations

Specialization: -

 

  • Cancer immunology
  • Clinical immunology
  • Diagnostic immunology
  • Evolutionary immunology
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Immunology & blood transfusion
  • Microbiology immunology
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Medical microbiology and immunology

Job Prospects

An immunologist's  job comprises of healing a broad range of diseases like autoimmune diseases, rhinitis or sinusitis,  dermatitis problems or gastrointestinal problems caused by food allergies. There is lot of scope in this field for young aspirants. Graduates in this field can seek employment in government  as well as private hospitals. Individuals can also work as visiting immunologist at many hospitals.


Trainee doctors can find rewarding placements with high salaries in private hospitals with the  an initial income  of around Rs.15, 000/- - Rs.25, 000/- depending upon his/her experience. Private practitioners in this field can earn good remuneration through attending patients. Skilled professional with some experience in this field can earn around 1 lakh every month. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Some job types: -

 

  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Therapist
  • Research Assistant
  • Consultants
  • Professors
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Health Care Workers
  • Self - Employment

Medical Colleges for Immunology

Aryabhatta Knowledge University

Patna, Bihar, India

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna was established in 2008 by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in...

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Government Medical College

Surat, Gujarat, India

Government Medical College (GMC), Surat is affiliated to Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. The college strives to improve the lives of the people they serve, through excellence in service, learning, compassion and the healing touch....

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Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College Jabalpur

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College Jabalpur was established in 1955, as Medical College Jabalpur which was renamed to current name in 1997. The states were re-organized in 1955-56. Many of the students of the first batch of...

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Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital (VMMC-SJH), New Delhi was established in 2001 at Safdarjung Hospital. The college has recognition by the Medical Council of India. The college is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh...

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