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.
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
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.