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Introduction to Immunology


Introduction to Immunology

Introduction to Immunology

Learn more about immunology.


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Course Description

Immunology is the study of the immune system. This free online course explains how the human immune system fights disease and infection.
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This course is taught through a series of narrated videos. These videos include illustrations to increase your comprehension of the material. The first section of this course explains the non-specific immune system. Following this, the role of B-cells and T-cells in the specific immune system is explained. The final section of the course explains the symptoms and causes of the inflammatory response. The course is suitable for biology or medicine students that wish to increase their understanding of immunology. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the workings of the immune system.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the learner will be able to: - State the role of the immune system in the human body; - Describe the function of phagocytes in the non-specific immune system; - Define the role of B-lymphocytes in the humoral response; - Describe professional antigen presenting cells and define their purpose; - Define the major histocompatibility complexes (MHCs) type 1 and 2 and explain their functions; - Explain how T-cells aid in eliminating pathogens from the body; - List the symptoms of the inflammatory response and explain their causes;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Immunology
Module 2: Introduction to Immunology Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to Immunology
Course # 653
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 13
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Course Description  Immunology is the study of the immune system. This free online course explains how the human immune system fights disease and infection. This course is taught through a series of narrated videos. These videos include illustrations to increase your comprehension of the material. The first section of this course explains the non-specific immune system. Following this, the role of B-cells and T-cells in the specific immune system is explained. The final section of the course explains the symptoms and causes of the inflammatory response. The course is suitable for biology or medicine students that wish to increase their understanding of immunology. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the workings of the immune system.
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Release Date 7th October 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
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Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Juliet Eneke-anzeh Enow Cameroon It was simple and easy to understand. 2014-12-04 18:12:45
  • Juliet Eneke-anzeh Enow Cameroon The course was very informative and easy to master. Thank you. 2014-12-04 18:12:29
  • Caroline Neimet-Rospopa Ukraine I liked it a lot! A great way to refresh your knowledge. 2014-11-09 13:11:46
  • MANSOOR ALI Pakistan Today i feel proud to pass this course. i got lot of information and education from this course. 2014-11-06 04:11:36
  • Lorraine Koskinas United Kingdom Very easy to learn. Very informative! 2014-10-24 16:10:21
  • Anthony Butler United States of America i thought the course was very intriguing, very well thought through and it was very understandable. i am pleased with the way it was set up. i am extremely happy and thankful for this course and would highly recommend this to anybody else. 2014-09-24 22:09:12
  • Leviak Kelly United States of America the course was much more exciting than my last 2014-09-12 15:09:32
  • Maher Moumne Lebanon amazing 2014-08-04 11:08:40
  • Dr Sadiq Mohamoud Hassan Norway this is very important introduction to immunology which you can learn and benefit from it. actually examination also touches every aspect of the topics covered 2014-04-13 22:04:35
  • Katherine Ramos United States of America It was interesting and i enjoyed it! 2014-03-27 15:03:11
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Free, Online Introduction to Immunology Course.