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 10:13 h
  • Quiz questions 386
  • Concept Pages 76


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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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 Samara O. on 31. March 2023 for Recognition of Antigens – Lymphocyte Development

In my university class I wasn't understand this, but the video class with dr. Peter is so clear for me, thanks. Sorry for my english

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