• Course level: Beginner


A Course that covers the fundamentals of Immunology and provides certain medical aspects to it. It begins with an Introduction and then delves into the History, followed by the location of the immune system in the human body, then to the various cell types, followed by the types of immunity, that is the innate and the adaptive and the cells related to each type of immunity. Next is the description of antigens and antibodies in terms of composition and structure as well as the primary and the secondary immune responses. This is followed by a brief explanation of abnormal immunity and a conclusion of the overall course.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning how our immune system works
  • Students taking Immunology Course
  • Students seeking Health-related careers
  • Allied-health students
  • Nursing students
  • Medical students

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the primary and secondary lymphoid organs
  • Name and identify immune cell types
  • Identify the cell types involved in immune system activation
  • Differentiate between native immunity and acquired immunity
  • Describe the first episode of vaccination
  • Name the components of the immune system
  • Medical and clinical implications of the basic concepts of immunology
  • Immunotherapy - how it works

Topics for this course

21 Lessons


Course Preview00:00:00
Introduction to the Innate Immune Response00:00:00
Pathogens and the Immune System: Introduction00:00:00
Recognition of Antigens: Receptors & Antibodies00:00:00
B-Cell Development in the Bone Marrow00:00:00
Introduction to Humoral Immunity00:00:00
Primary Immunodeficiency: Introduction, Cellular Distribution & Background00:00:00
Introduction to Hypersensitivity: Definition & Classification00:00:00
Introduction to the Problems and Rules of Transplantation00:00:00
Introduction to Tumor Immunology00:00:00
Introduction to Vaccination: Definition & Immunization00:00:00
Introduction to Immunodiagnostics00:00:00
Hypersensitivity (IgE-mediated hypersensitivity): Classification, & Types00:00:00
Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs)00:00:00
Adaptive Immune System: Lymphocyte Development00:00:00
T-Dependent, T-Independent Antigens and Class Switching: Humoral Immunity00:00:00
Primary Immunodeficiency00:00:00
Allergy: Genetics and IgE00:00:00
Tumor Immunology: Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma00:00:00
Vaccination: History00:00:00
Immunodiagnostic Methods00:00:00
33 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Basic understanding of Biology
  • Basic understanding of cell structure
  • Basic understanding of microorganism (can be obtained from The Basics in Medical Microbiology)
  • Interest in the field of Immunology