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  • 2 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Fundamentals of Immunology - Death by Friendly Fire offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University is Course 3 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 third leg of the journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In the first course we learned about innate immunity and B cell function. In the second course we studied T cell function and coordination of the immune response.

Fundamentals of Immunology: Death by Friendly Fire introduces students to the basic functions of the adaptive and innate immune systems. The early lectures survey cells, tissues and organs using metaphors, cartoons and models to improve understanding and retention. After describing the form, function, origin and varieties of antibodies, subsequent lectures provide details on the mechanism of the generation of variation. The course provides animations of gene rearrangement and class switching and descriptions of affinity maturation correlated with detailed physical models of antibody structure. The final lecture reviews these concepts in anatomical context. 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. 18 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:

  • Cellular Immunity
  • Inflamation
  • Tolerance
  • Autoimmunity
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Transplant Immunity

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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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