It is the best course to brush up your knowledge in Immunology. Precise and relevant. Every aspect has been touched and clearly explained with very good analogies.
Amazing course! Very complex material is explained in a logical and simple way using examples and analogues, which makes it easier to remember.
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By PHAGUNI J•
A very thorough and well presented course. Prof. Novotny knows her subject very well and she is a teacher at heart - not so common among scientists.
The problem is that she goes into all the details of the subject. but fails to present the overall picture. So you learn all the details of gene rearrangement of the T cells, but at the end you find yourself confused as to the the general workings of the whole system, B cells, T cells, complement system etc. Sure, the information is buried somewhere, but it is buried under so many details that it is hard to see the wood from all the trees. I would add a short overview of the entire immunological system in the beginning, and a general summary at he end.
By Jonathan D•
+++++ The course and lectures were great!
++ The English wording of questions and answers in the quizzes and final could be re-edited (they are in some cases very incorrect, or commonly missing words like "not" despite it being implied). As a result, this course is less polished than the B-cell course, but still one I would recommend.
By Janaina d S V•
I think the model of quiz from the first course was better, as we could see the alternative we chose in the questions (clicked wrong in some questions and took me a lot of time trying to understand an error that was just typo) and the explanation about the questions were also very helpul. But in general the course was amazing!
By Ari T•
Great and very useful course for someone with not a lot of previous immunology knowledge! The organization of the lectures was a little bit more clunky than on the first part of the course, but I would still highly recommend it.
By Ana C M D•
The lecturer is amazing, but I have to admit that it is a bit childish. It has great content, but I think some content went too far and others were very superficial... I definitely learned a lot but expected a little bit more.
By Zahra S•
Im immunologist , Thank you for providing me with all the knowledge and moral support I need to be able to face my future. i really appreciated this course .
By Adegoke A A•
This course is good and it has built my interest in immunology.
By Miguel F P•
Although it could be dense, it is a very interesting course.
By Anuradha k•
Its good course full packet of knowledge.
By Gregory M•
The professor and her team clearly worked very hard to put this course together. It's impressive as a draft. That said, this course really needs a lot of improvement. I have a B.S. in biotech and I am going for my master's right now. I've taken a lot of courses in the life sciences. The content was very boring and confusing. That is probably in large part because immunology has very confusing terminology compared to something like biochemistry. I would suggest working with people who are experts at visual presentation of information. People who make science documentaries, and people who can put together some inexpensive but visually appealing animations that make sense. At the end of the day, it's not enough for professors to understand immunology. That information has to be conveyed to students in a way that is readily understandable.
By Jay P•
A lot of material being thrown and sometimes there is a lack of coherence in transition between topics. Quite tricky to absorb all this.
By ramesh s•
Pace at which some lectures were delivered seemed inappropriate to the complexity of material - sometimes too slow, and often too fast
Material in the videos not easy to map to the study guides
Would be helpful to have finished with a summary of all of Part 2 - so we can continue to maintain an overview of the whole immune system - esp when some lectures go into so much detail (one cant remember where one is in the big picture)
For this part I had to look up a lot of other sources of material on the web - whose explanations, animations and overall presentations were significantly clearer, simpler than these Rice lectures