by Lecturio USMLE, Peter Delves, PhD

Discover immunology on a whole new level!

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

Prof. Dr. Peter Delves covers the whole 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 a 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. 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 125
  • Duration 10:14 h
  • Quiz questions 400
  • Topic reviews 32


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 Lecturio USMLE

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Preparing for the USMLE is the most significant and stressful time during medical school. We are passionate about teaching medicine and are dedicated to provide you with the best preparation possible. Our vast range of resources and knowledge will help you to be ready for your USMLE and achieve your goals.
 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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Dr. Peter Delves is an amazing lecturer.
By Smirnov E. on 16. July 2017 for Innate Immune System

Dr. Peter Delves is an amazing lecturer. I wish there were more instructors like him. He is very methodical, starting with rudimentary concepts and building on them at pace that is comfortable for everyone.

Well Explained
By fatma a. on 13. July 2017 for Immune Response

no jargons were used. easy to understand and comprehend. Good accent and Highly professional way of conveying the information

Many of the questions in my mind were definitely answered.
By James T. on 04. July 2017 for Allelic Exclusion of B-Cells and Additional Antibody Diversity – Lymphocyte Development

Reading a textbook could be boring. The lecture nailed what I need to know.

By Francesco P. on 03. July 2017 for Recognition of Antigens – Lymphocyte Development

This topic is finally explained very precisely. I liked this lecture a lot.

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