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Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introducing the Metaphors

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 3 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Staying Healthy9m
Pathogen Varieties8m
Pathogen Recognition7m
Words of Advice6m
Metaphors of Power Politics5m
Innate Versus Defensive Responses10m
3 readings
Grading Information10m
Course Study Guide10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 2 Questions4m
Lesson 3 Questions4m
Lesson 4 Questions
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 6 Questions
Lesson 7 Questions
Lecture 1 Practice Quiz20m
Lecture 1 Quiz
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Surveying the Cells and Organs of the Immune System

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 75 min)
9 videos
Hematopoiesis8m
Myeloid Granulocytes8m
Myleolid Antigen Presenting Cells8m
Lymphocytes11m
Primary Organs5m
Lymph: Fluid, Vessels and Nodes6m
Other Secondary and Tertiary Organs9m
Final Issues6m
11 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions
Lesson 2 Questions
Lesson 3 Questions
Lesson 4 Questions
Lesson 5 Questions
Lesson 6 Questions
Lesson 7 Questions
Lesson 8 Questions
Lesson 9 Questions
Practice Quiz 220m
Quiz 2
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Innate Immunity

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 56 min)
5 videos
Inflammation11m
Innate Targeting of Pathogens16m
Myeloid Cell Function13m
Innate and Adaptive Immunity Compared7m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions
Lesson 2 Questions
Lesson 3 Questions
Lesson 4 Questions
Practice Quiz 320m
Quiz 3
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Antigens and Antibodies

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 115 min)
10 videos
The Immunoglobulin Superfamily13m
Ig Receptors and Antibodies12m
Form and Function12m
Immunoglobulin Classes9m
Specific Ig Types11m
Immunoglobulins in Action10m
Fc Biological Activity9m
The B Cell Receptor6m
Monoclonal Antibodies13m
12 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions
Lesson 2 Questions
Lesson 3 Questions
Lesson 4 Questions
Lesson 5 Questions
Lesson 6 Questions
Lesson 7 Questions
Lesson 8 Questions
Lesson 9 Questions
Lesson 10 Questions
Practice Quiz 4
Quiz 4

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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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