Healthcare science staff in this field are involved in the study, diagnosis and management of patients with diseases resulting from disordered immune systems, and conditions in which immunological treatment forms an important part of therapy and/or prevention.
Immunology is a clinical and laboratory discipline and most immunologists have a dual role as both a pathologist in the laboratory and a clinician. Staff who work in Immunology help to treat diseases like AIDS and cancers, including leukaemia, as well as allergies such as hay fever, by using complex and sophisticated molecular techniques.
Visit the Royal College of Pathologists website, to find out more about what skills are required to become a Clinical Immunologist, together with what a typical working environment is like.
More about Clinical Immunology
Watch these videos from Scientist Training Programme Alumni, Lauren Campbell and Bethan Dancey. Both talking about what it is like to be an STP trainee.
The ‘Pathology Recruitment’ videos are from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. They feature NHS staff working in areas such as Haematology, Immunology and Histopathology talking about their work.external