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 10:11 h
  • Quiz questions 366
  • Articles 34


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 Shehnaaz M. on 06. August 2021 for Immune System: Overview and Cells

One of the best lecture on the Immune system. I have struggled with this topic for so long but the lectures are awesome

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By Sayyada Ghufrana N. on 29. July 2021 for Humoral Immunity and Cell-Mediated Immunity

The video lectures are are very nicely presented by these professors. What i usually do is to to hear or watch all the time to grow myself. honestly there is always an addition of knowledge. This is the thing that satisfy me. the bad thing is that they are divided in short clips and to continue we have to to go to next topic. This will hinder when we want to correlate ???. complete one topic in a single video will have deep impact. Over all its good and i like it

By James H. on 22. July 2021 for Immune System

I believe this course is excellent, and maybe the best of Lecturio. It combines all one needs to know as long one does not want to be a professional immunologist.

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By paola B. on 11. July 2021 for Hypersensitivity and Autoimmune Disease

Interesting course about the hippersensibility and different things for learning