University of Leeds
Transmitting and Fighting Infectious Diseases
University of Leeds

Transmitting and Fighting Infectious Diseases

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Andrew Kirby

Instructor: Andrew Kirby

Beginner level

Recommended experience

7 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Compare bacteria, viruses and parasites as causes of infectious disease.

  • Describe different modes of transmission of infectious agents.

  • Understand what an antibiotic is and explain what is meant by resistance to antibiotics.

  • Explain the basic components of the immune system and how it fights invading pathogens.

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There are 2 modules in this course

Welcome to the Transmitting and Fighting Infectious Diseases course. This course explores infectious diseases, how they are transmitted and how they can be treated.

What's included

3 videos13 readings6 discussion prompts

This week you will explore how the human body fights infections and how immunisation has reduced the occurrence of common infectious diseases.

What's included

2 videos11 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt


Andrew Kirby
University of Leeds
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