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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 Isabella E A

Aug 6, 2019

excellent lectures

By farideh s

Aug 7, 2020

excellent teacher

By Emily P

Oct 15, 2020

Excellent course

By Harini

Jul 3, 2020

It's very useful

By Nishant S

Mar 7, 2021

great knowledge


Jan 24, 2021

excelente curso

By Manisha K

May 9, 2020

its very good

By edwin c

Feb 16, 2020

Great course!

By Bui b n

Sep 17, 2021

very helpful

By Swathi K

Nov 11, 2020

Good classes

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Sep 5, 2020

great course


Aug 20, 2020

Good Course.

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Jun 28, 2020

great course


Jun 21, 2020

great course

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Sep 12, 2020

Nice course

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Jul 3, 2020

Otimo curso

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Jan 25, 2020

nice course

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Nov 1, 2020

Great one!

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Jul 20, 2020

Superb one

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