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Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week...

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introducing the Metaphors

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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
2 hours to complete

Surveying the Cells and Organs of the Immune System

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9 videos (Total 75 min), 11 quizzes
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
1 hour to complete

Innate Immunity

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5 videos (Total 56 min), 6 quizzes
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
2 hours to complete

Antigens and Antibodies

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10 videos (Total 115 min), 12 quizzes
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
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Immuniglobulin Genes

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12 videos (Total 113 min), 13 quizzes
12 videos
Scales and Models13m
Gene to RNA to Protein8m
Light Chain Gene Expression7m
Heavy Chain Gene Expression9m
Rearrangement in Developmental Context7m
Recombination Signal Sequence Structure7m
Mechanism Details12m
Commitment to a Definite CDR9m
Generation of Antibody Diversity6m
Class Switching8m
Synthesis and Secretion13m
13 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
Lesson 11 Questions
Practice Quiz 520m
Quiz 5
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Development of B Cells

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8 videos (Total 79 min), 10 quizzes
8 videos
Initial Steps in Bone Marrow9m
Activation: Thymus Independent13m
Primary and Secondary Responses: T Cells6m
Anatomical and Histological Context7m
Affinity Maturation10m
Final Decisions10m
Regulation6m
10 practice exercises
Lesson 1 Questions
Lesson 2 Questions4m
Lesson 3 Questions4m
Lesson 4 Questions4m
Lesson 5 Questions4m
Lesson 6 Questions4m
Lesson 7 Questions4m
Lesson 8 Questions4m
Practice Quiz 620m
Quiz 6
13 minutes to complete

Final

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1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 video
1 reading
End-of-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Final
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Top Reviews

By KRApr 5th 2019

Great Professor. Funny and explains material well. Gave me the real quirky science teacher experience that I loved in Undergrad.

By MNFeb 6th 2019

The best course ever and the material provided during the course to illustrate the knowledge is amazing

Instructor

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Alma Moon Novotny, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Cell Biology Lecturer
Biosciences

About Rice University

Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy....

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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