An introduction to the human immune system

Course Dates: 17/03/21 - 31/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

In this course, we will explore various parts of the body’s defences: the innate (and always ready) immune system and the cell-based-immune system as well as also touch upon vaccinations and antibodies along with COVID and HIV as examples of immune system challenges.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

In this course, we will explore various parts of the body’s defences: the innate (and always ready) immune system and the cell-based-immune system as well as also touch upon vaccinations and antibodies along with COVID and HIV as examples of immune system challenges.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- The innate immune system and the cell-based-immune system
- Vaccinations
- Antibodies.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand the human immune system and its different parts
- the use of vaccines and antibodies
- discuss different immune system challenges.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge of genetics is required although the course can be taken either before or after our course ‘Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation’. An enthusiasm for learning and an open and critical mind will also enhance your enjoyment and benefit from this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Interactive lecture - all information will be supplied via slides which will be made available for
download. Students should be prepared to contribute to class discussion and group work.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs. Students who wish to take notes will need pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please check the science and nature area on our website for other courses.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Peter Humphreys

Experienced teacher of Welsh to adults for 20 years at level from Beginners (Citylit and London Welsh Centre) to Degree (OU, UCL). Oodles of patience, gentle and keen and I have a PGCE and a Welsh degree from Aberystwyth. I’m also a welsh Druid (Gorsedd not stonehenge). From Rhosllanerchrugog but have also lived in Cardiff and Pembrokeshire. I like to travel, learn languages at Citylit and OU and around Celtia plus potter in my garden. I also double up as a Biology tutor at Citylit. I have walked up Yr Wyddfa, Cadair Idris, Penyfan, Carrantouil and half Ben Nevis: I have travelled to Argentina (Y Wladfa) twice and most of Europe. Bungee jump at 60. IPerfect the cheese souffle, sing in a choir, visit China, Japan, Madagascar, Nagaland and the Rockies the Kalahari and climb Ben Nevis and Snaefell. Go on the zipwire in the slate caverns.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HS249

Wed, eve, 17 Mar - 31 Mar '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? humanities@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2652

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