Immunology is both, a branch of science that deals with the study of the immune system in the human body and a field of medicine which treats diseases caused by immune system disorder. Immunity is the body's ability to resist a disease and the immune system is a network, encompassing bone marrow, white blood cells, the entire lymph system and even the skin, which binds the cells and the organs to defend the body against foreign elements. Failure of a human’s immune system can cause simple diseases like allergies and may also led to complex and chronic diseases.
Nature of Work
Study all aspects of the immune system including its structure and function, disorders of the immune system, blood banking, immunization and organ transplantation.
Since the immune system is so broad, encompassing everything from blood cells to skin, so is the work of an immunologist.
Responsible for the treatment of disorders as simple as common allergies and as complex as AIDS.
Also have important roles to play in applied biology, developing new medical technologies such as gene therapy and xenotransplantation.
Equivalence if other than FSc (A’Level etc...)
A solid background in life science or biochemistry is very important