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Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Cellular Immunity

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
T Cells with Highly Varied AB receptors9m
Quasi-Innate Adaptive Cells: Border Patrol8m
Out of the Bone Marrow: Spectrum and Variety7m
Attack by Tc Cells15m
Attack by NK Cells9m
Coordinated Killing: ADCC8m
2 readings
Course Study Guide10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 2 Questions
Lesson 3 Questions4m
Lesson 4 Questions4m
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 6 Questions4m
Quiz 1
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Inflamation

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 83 min)
8 videos
Signals13m
Cell Adhesion7m
Extravasation8m
Inflammasomes15m
Inflamatory Mediators12m
Clinical Considerations11m
Clinical Therapies7m
9 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions4m
Lesson 2 Questions4m
Lesson 3 Questions2m
Lesson 4 Questions4m
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 6 Questions4m
Lesson 7 Questions4m
Lesson 8 Questions4m
Quiz 2
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Tolerance

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 99 min)
8 videos
Central Tolerance12m
Peripheral Tolerance10m
Experiments and Mechanisms10m
T regulatory cells16m
Thought Questions16m
Mutation14m
Implications and Analogy3m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions4m
Lesson 2 Questions4m
Lesson 3 Questions4m
Lesson 4 Questions4m
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 7 Questions6m
Lesson 8 Questions2m
Quiz 3
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Autoimmunity

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 65 min)
6 videos
Endocrine8m
Neuromuscular12m
Epithelia11m
Mechanisms10m
Therapy14m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions4m
Lesson 2 Questions
Lesson 3 Questions4m
Lesson 4 Questions4m
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 6 Questions2m
Quiz 4

About the Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization

This specialization is designed to equip students with the basic concepts and vocabulary of immunology. The goal is to provide students from different backgrounds with a fundamental understanding of immunology and the ability to appreciate and analyze new developments in immunological therapies designed for the treatment of disease....
Fundamentals of Immunology

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