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About the Course

Course 1 of a three course specialization called Fundamentals of Immunology. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course's material. This is the first leg of a three-part journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In this part we hope to give you the vocabulary and concepts you need to interact with the medical community and to provide them in a context that makes them memorable. Fundamentals of Immunology introduces students to the basic functions of the adaptive and innate immune systems. The early lectures survey cells, tissues and organs using metaphors, cartoons and models to improve understanding and retention. After describing the form, function, origin and varieties of antibodies, subsequent lectures provide details on the mechanism of the generation of variation. The course provides animations of gene rearrangement and class switching and descriptions of affinity maturation correlated with detailed physical models of antibody structure. The final lecture reviews these concepts in anatomical context. Testing employs multiple choice questions testing facts, concepts, and application of principles. Questions may refer to diagrams, drawing and photographs used in lecture and reproduced in the outline. What You’ll Learn: The difference between adaptive and innate immune systems, the characteristics of various pathogens that they protect you from and the overall strategies employed in this protection. The detailed structure of antibodies and related immunoglobulin receptors, the characteristics and function of the different antibody classes and the mechanism for producing both the recognition regions and stem regions.  Finally, how these structures are coded for in the DNA and expressed in the B cells....

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Nov 21, 2020

Thank you very much Professor! I really enjoyed your lessons and passion for teaching. I am glad you are able to share your talent with the world via this medium. Looking forward to the next class!


Aug 5, 2019

So far the lecturer has been very entertaining and interesting in her explanation of various concepts of immunology. I am excited to finish this course, which will be relevant to my future studies.

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By Maribel L l

Oct 22, 2020

un curso fenomenal, quiero llorar no creí que lo lograria

By Alejandra C B

Jun 16, 2020

Me gustaria que el curso tuviera traducciones en español.

By perpetualnjeri

Jul 13, 2020

Thank you for the well taught course i have learnt alot.

By Christopher M M M

May 1, 2023

Great Course I learned a lot. It brought me up to date

By Prakanksha P 1

Jun 4, 2020

the course was informative and i learned a lot from it

By Harshana G

May 25, 2020

Professor has explained the Concept simply and neatly


Aug 13, 2023

Fantastic instructor. Very funny, keeps one engaged

By Jennifer F

Dec 30, 2022

Excelente curso muy claro, excelentes explicaciones

By Divya U

May 2, 2020

Very good course and a great instructor. Thank you.

By Gene M A

Mar 9, 2020

I am completely satisfied with what I have learned!

By Sakila S

Apr 25, 2020

This course is Very interesting.

Thank you soo much

By Tony C

Aug 21, 2020

the best course that approaches you to inmunology

By Hoa N

Mar 29, 2020

Wonderful course with interesting illustrations

By Luisa S A

Jun 24, 2020

Very good in reviewing pricipals of immunology


Sep 23, 2020

it was an amazing journey! thank you Ma'am :)

By Joris G

Mar 12, 2021

Excellent explanation of a difficult matter.

By Palak S

Sep 22, 2020

Its very interesting and knowledgeable corsh

By Aurelia

Sep 11, 2020

it improved my knowledge thank you so much

By Tahir A

Apr 12, 2020

It was an informative and excellent course

By Alexander J S

Sep 22, 2019

Really well taught and easy to understand!

By Aemall A

Oct 17, 2020

such a precious full of knowledge course.

By Mr. D K

Sep 19, 2020

Very sequential and detailed information.

By Bo L

Feb 18, 2019

Very good course for learning immunology!

By Michael

Feb 25, 2024

I thought this was an excellent course.


May 7, 2020

one of the best course i have attentend