Immune System
Immune System

Immune System

by Peter Delves, PhD

The immune system can be defined as a collection of tissues spread throughout the body and dedicated to its protection by the innate or adaptive deployment of cellular and humoral resources for the control of infection. Immunology is the field that focuses on the study of the components of the immune system and its alterations. More specifically, the field looks into the pathophysiology of immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivity reactions, organ transplantation, cancer, and vaccinations.

For optimal comprehension, the student needs to be familiar with all lymphoid organs and tissues, the types of immune cells from both the erythroid and lymphoid lines, and the biochemistry of immune globulins (Ig) and complement proteins.

The pathophysiology of immune disorders can be challenging to master. The key to maximizing comprehension of such complex orders lies in getting a good grasp of the basics of how the immune system works.

For the general physician, understanding the pathophysiology and manifestations of immunological illnesses can ensure adequate referral of patients to the specialized care they need, as some require attention by an immunologist and others by an oncologist. Furthermore, a good understanding of the basics of vaccines allows the physician to properly advocate for such interventions in their community.

Course Details

  • Videos 124
  • Duration 10:10 h
  • Quiz questions 366
  • Concept Pages 63


Your Educators of course Immune System

 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 Abdirahman G. on 17. November 2021 for Immune System

This lecture series is simply one of the best EVER. For a Technical subject where students can get lost in the details and awe that is our bodies defense, Dr. Peter Delves doesn't only present all the necessary details to have a firm understanding or just concise distilled High-Yield concepts, but somehow manages to put on an awe inspiring performance deeply ingrained in our memories for ever. This is on the level of Dr. Sattar's iconic PATHOMA Lecture series. Lecturio you don't need any more advertisement than this.

Great lecturer! Excellent explanations!
By Andres d. on 26. October 2021 for Presentation of Lipid Antigens by CD1 – Antigen Processing and Presentation

This lecture series was very well done. The material is relevant, the lecturer's explanations a very clear, and the quiz questions are very well formulated. I have come to expect no less from lecturio.

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.

Really helpful videos.. but wish for more mcq questions after each section
By padmakumar s. on 15. October 2021 for Adaptive Immune System

Lecturio videos helped me study the subject more easily and also helped me in solving mcq questions. But i wish there were more mcq questions after each section.