Immune System
Immune System

Immune System

by Peter Delves, PhD

Discover immunology on a whole new level!

Immunology is one of the most important subjects in USMLE Step 1. Understanding the basics of our immune system and its protection against pathogens and exogenous substances, as well as related disorders and dysfunctions, are essential aspects of the examination.

Prof. Dr. Peter Delves covers the entire subject of immunology, from the cells, molecules, organs and tissues right through to applied clinical aspects including immunodeficiency, allergy, autoimmune disease, transplantation, tumor immunology, vaccination and immunodiagnostics.

The most important learning outcomes of this course are:

  • Analyzing the structural organization of the immune response
  • Appreciating the medical consequences of defects in the immune system
  • Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of immunological conditions

Professor Delves has nearly 40 years of experience teaching both medical and science students at top universities and medical schools across the globe. He has authored and edited a number of award winning textbooks, encyclopedias, and e-learning resources. Due to his extensive involvement in student assessment, he has superb insight into the needs of students who are studying for exams.

The download material, which includes articles and presentation slides, as well as questions on the lectures, will provide you with the best exam preparation available. You can also post questions in the lecture’s comment section—your instructor will then answer them as quickly as possible.

Start learning immunology online now—with Prof. Dr. Peter Delves and Lecturio!

Course Details

  • Videos 124
  • Duration 10:10 h
  • Quiz questions 375
  • Articles 33


Your Educators of course Immune System

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, Professor Emeritus of Immunology and former Vice Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, is not only editor of two encyclopedias but also author of several textbooks and laboratory manuals. His special interest lies in improving an understanding of immunology through both web-based education and face-to-face interaction.

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One of the best references for immunology
By Mohamed A. on 21. March 2019 for Immune System: Overview and Cells

As Usual superb , immunology is a tough subject, but you made it easy.

Good detail, but missed earlier regions of Leukocyte migration
By Matthieu M. on 19. March 2019 for Steps Following the Acute Inflammation

When you touched on leukocyte migration, you began at the stage of "adhesion" when many medical students should include the first two steps before this. It should include Margination, where leukocytes follow lamina flow while being pushed by erythrocytes onto the barriers of the endothelial cells, then rolling, where selectin proteins are adhesion molecules which weakly attach onto these leukocytes causing them to "roll" .... and then do i believe you should be able to talk about the adhesion and transmigration parts. If you could add this in, it would be quite useful. especially because many students are trusting these lecture to have the utmost information. Thank you very much. When you spoke on the topic itself though, it was quite organised and detailed.

Great Lecture
By Laura P. on 19. March 2019 for B-Cell Immunodeficiencies: Common Variable Immunodeficiency, X-linked Agammaglobulinemia and Selective IgA Deficiency – Primary Immunodeficiency

The lecture was amazing, it had all the important details that my textbook had, but at the same time it was very punctual and didactic. I was able to visualize all the things that I read with good examples.

Clear, concise and very informative
By kinza b. on 08. March 2019 for Immune System: Overview and Cells

I have a basis of immunology from undergraduate but most was memorised but after watching just a few videos he has managed to form links in my knowledge. I am truly satisfied with such a clear explanation. Thank you.