Imperial College London
Immunology: The Immune System and its Failures Specialization
Imperial College London

Immunology: The Immune System and its Failures Specialization

Enhance your knowledge in immunology. The specialisation will provide you with an insight into the molecular and cellular components of the immune system and demonstrate how they interact to protect us from pathogens in health as well as the consequences of their failure in disease.

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Sophie Rutschmann
Malgorzata (Maggie) Trela

Instructors: Sophie Rutschmann

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What you'll learn

  • You will learn central concepts in human immunology and advanced topics from cutting-edge research relating to clinical disease of the immune system.

  • You will link this knowledge to everyday relevant immunological manifestations (autoimmunity, defense against infectious diseases, tumor immunology).

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Specialization - 5 course series

Immunology: Innate Immune System

Course 17 hours4.8 (66 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • You will identify key innate immunity cells, molecules, and direct defence mechanisms.

  • You will also learn how our microbiota, the overall micro-organisms found in our body, influences our innate immune response.

  • Finally, you will understand how our innate immune cells inform our adaptive system of the presence of a threat.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Tumour immunity
Category: Autoimmunity
Category: Immunology
Category: Infectious Diseases

Immunology: Adaptive Immune System

Course 28 hours4.7 (38 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • In this course, you will explore the two main types of adaptive immune cells, T and B lymphocytes.

  • You will understand how their various sub-sets contribute to the overall immune response.

  • Finally, you will explore the effect of age on the function of the immune system.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Tumour immunity
Category: Autoimmunity
Category: Immunology
Category: Infectious Diseases

Immunology: Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Transplants

Course 37 hours4.8 (29 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • In this course, you will learn about the consequences of the imbalance between the effector and regulatory immune responses.

  • You will also take a closer look at the potential mechanisms behind autoimmunity in the context of common autoimmune conditions.

  • You will examine the exaggerated/unnecessary immune reactions to innocuous particles, observed in allergies and hypersensitivity reactions in asthma.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Tumour immunity
Category: Autoimmunity
Category: Immunology
Category: Infectious Diseases

Immunology: Immune System and Infectious Diseases

Course 410 hours4.7 (31 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • In this course, you will go on a journey with our infectious disease experts and explore immune response to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

  • You will learn about mechanisms that some of these pathogens have developed to evade the immune response and survive in its human host.

  • You will learn about some of these disease in more details, focussing on aspects of the immune response in the various phases of the infection.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Tumour immunity
Category: Autoimmunity
Category: Allergy/asthma
Category: Immunology
Category: Infectious Diseases

Immunology: Immune Failures and Cancer Immunology

Course 56 hours4.6 (48 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • In this course, you will learn the causes and consequences of a failing immune system.

  • You will explore the impact of genetic deficiencies on the immune response.

  • You will understand the relationship between tumour and immune cells and how this leads to tumour survival.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Tumour immunity
Category: Autoimmunity
Category: Immunology
Category: Infectious Diseases

Instructors

Sophie Rutschmann
Imperial College London
5 Courses8,767 learners
Malgorzata (Maggie) Trela
Imperial College London
5 Courses8,767 learners

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