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 25


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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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.

Thank you for this great course
By James H. on 31. December 2020 for Immunodeficiency and Immune Deficiency Diseases

I really like this professor: rather than emphasizing memorization, he emphasizes understanding of immunological concepts, making immunology really interesting. One of the best lecturers for Lecturio.

It was ok
By Joseph A. on 16. June 2020 for Primary Immunodeficiencies Associated with Autoimmune Disease

I had a professor that would just stand there and talk also, not very helpful. At least point to the picture or something.