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Introduction to Immunology Course


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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 48 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Immunology
Course #: 653
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
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.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 7th October 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Eirini - Eva Mantzorou
    Eirini - Eva Mantzorou Greece Very well explained and easy to understand. 2016-01-28 01:01:39
  • Asma Aktar
    Asma Aktar Bangladesh I am a student studying in department of pharmacy in jessore university of science & technology, Bangladesh. I have little knowledge about immunology. I am very interested in studying immunology. I think Immunology is one of the key subject of medicine studies. 2016-01-14 16:01:13
  • Melanie Aballe
    Melanie Aballe Canada It really helps a lot for me since I am refreshing my skills here in Canada. 2015-12-08 17:12:41
  • Maiby Balboa
    Maiby Balboa United States of America The course have been very useful for me. The way it is set is very easy to understand. Thank you, I have learn a lot form this course. 2015-10-16 02:10:26
  • Nourhan Ibraheem  fathy khanisaa
    Nourhan Ibraheem fathy khanisaa Egypt Very simple and useful course 2015-10-03 23:10:01
  • Mamadou Bhoye Sow
    Mamadou Bhoye Sow Guinea lt is very interesting 2015-10-01 06:10:29
  • Chad Horner
    Chad Horner United Kingdom This course was both enjoyable and informative. Well presented and I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend. Thank you. 2015-09-03 23:09:06
  • Vishalsingh Kellogg
    Vishalsingh Kellogg India A very nice course on immunology. It describes a vast subject in a short & understanding manner. Good course indeed. 2015-06-24 00:06:27
  • Graham Churchwell
    Graham Churchwell United States of America This was a very informative and well taught course. I learned a lot of new things and it also served as a great review in some areas. 2015-06-03 08:06:41
  • Adolf Bhunu
    Adolf Bhunu Zimbabwe Very good introduction, introduce the next level now that I understand the basics and principles of immunology 2015-05-22 09:05:27
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