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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 56 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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  • Korkor Gheralta
    Korkor Gheralta Ethiopia I am biologist with special interest of immunology. 2016-06-06 07:06:04
  • Olivia Egowure Onu
    Olivia Egowure Onu United Kingdom good course 2016-05-26 22:05:22
  • Philippe De Smedt
    Philippe De Smedt Belgium A very clear and well structured course. 2016-05-04 14:05:32
  • Dr Jesus Lopez
    Dr Jesus Lopez United States of America The course was practical, with a very clear presentation of information. I understood the basic concepts of immunology that the course was trying to teach me, and it was a very didactic way of explaining something that is so complex. Obviously, I will recommend this course with the people that I know are interested in learning, as I was. Also, I will keep looking for courses provided by you, with the intention of learning more and expanding my knowledge. Thank you. 2016-03-01 05:03:53
  • Dr Jesus Lopez
    Dr Jesus Lopez United States of America Very good and interesting course. 2016-03-01 05:03:42
  • Türkan Celeplili
    Türkan Celeplili Turkey It is a thoroughly informative course and I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in Immunology. Thank you ALISON for this opportunity. 2016-02-06 13:02:55
  • 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
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