Immune System and Response

Immune System and Response

by Peter Delves, PhD

The immune system functions as a sophisticated assembly of tissues and cells collaborating to safeguard the human body from invading pathogens. Utilizing its cellular elements, it employs diverse strategies and mechanisms to curb the dissemination of pathogens and their byproducts.

This course covers the concepts of the immune system relevant to master the MCAT exam. Students will gain insight into the immune system's organization, its approaches to handling pathogens, and the key cellular components involved in both innate and adaptive responses. To enhance understanding, a foundational knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, including gene expression, protein synthesis, signal molecules, and cellular receptors, is essential. Additionally, familiarity with the histology of blood and lymphoid tissues is recommended for optimal comprehension.

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 1:38 h
  • Quiz questions 58
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Immune System and Response

 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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Outstanding! Thanks to Dr. Peter, I can finally start to understand immunology. Highly recommend his lecture.
By Mariana . on 04. December 2023 for Phagocytic Cells

Outstanding! Thanks to Dr. Peter, I can finally start to understand immunology. Highly recommend his lecture to annyone struggling with the subject.

Thank you
By Ami A. on 18. January 2023 for Overview of Lymphoid Tissues – Lymphocyte Activation

It is a good introdduction video! I love this class

Organization of the Immune System
By Antonio M. on 17. February 2022 for Organization of the Immune System

Great communication skills, very didactic. Sometimes, when a person knows a lot, he or she do not have the ability to pass that information forward, but this professor does it really well.

Great job
By Marco G. on 19. October 2021 for Introduction: Pathogens and the Immune System

Thank you for givine such a clear, clean and concise explanation. Looking forward to continue this course. Again, thank you.