Immunodeficiency and Immune Deficiency Diseases
Immunodeficiency and Immune Deficiency Diseases

Immunodeficiency and Immune Deficiency Diseases

by Peter Delves, PhD

Immunodeficiency refers to the lack of a sufficient immune response to pathogens, which leaves the body vulnerable to continued colonization. A lack of adequate immunity can be primary or secondary, being caused by inherited disorders or external factors, respectively.

In this course, the student will be introduced to primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and their pathophysiology.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing gene expression, protein synthesis, signal molecules, and cellular receptors.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 1:10 h
  • Quiz questions 50
  • Concept Pages 24


Your Educators of course Immunodeficiency and Immune Deficiency Diseases

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

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not really a fan of this one
By Amani J. on 16. August 2023 for Autoinflammatory Disorders – Primary Immunodeficiency

this lecture doesnt formulate a good story its more so just facts without any real explanation on how to understand

Good overview
By Alessandra Maria C. on 03. July 2023 for Complement Deficiencies – Primary Immunodeficiency

I really like the professor, just wish the lecture was a bit more in depth

By Selin K. on 10. December 2021 for T-Cell Immunodeficiencies: Hyper IgM Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and MHC Class II Deficiency – Primary Immunodeficiency

A simplified explanation for a very detailed topic. Very nice!

Highly recommended
By ??? О. on 29. January 2021 for Introduction – Primary Immunodeficiency

Thank you dear Professor, great simple way to explain difficult topics.