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  • 2 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Fundamentals of Immunology - T Cells and Signaling offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University is Course 2 of a three course specialization called Fundamentals of Immunology. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course's material.

The programme

This is the second half of the journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In the first part we learned about innate immunity and B cell function. The second part covers T cell function and coordination of the immune response

Fundamentals of Immunology: T cells and Signaling builds on the first course to describe the functions of Complement, MHC presentation to T cells, T cell development and signaling. The early lectures survey cells, tissues and organs using metaphors, cartoons and models to improve understanding and retention. This course includes the structure of both MHC proteins and T cell receptors and the sources of variation. The course provides animations of gene rearrangement, developmental processes and signal cascades. Testing employs multiple choice questions testing facts, concepts, and application of principles. Questions may refer to diagrams, drawing and photographs used in lecture and reproduced in the outline.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 22 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 5-8 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Complement
  • The Major Histocompatability Complex
  • Antigen Processing and Presentation
  • T-Cell Receptors
  • T-Cell Development
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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

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