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 126
  • Duration 10:15 h
  • Quiz questions 200
  • Topic reviews 11


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 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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Concise videos, but no review articles
By Jameson B. on 10. September 2016 for Hypersensitivity and Autoimmune Disease

The videos are good! I love how short the immunology videos are because they're broken into segments. I do however miss the review articles, like in biochemistry.

Excellent Course!
By Rasha I. on 22. August 2016 for Immune System: Overview & Cells

Nothing more i can say than excellent presentations. Every thing is just perfect.

Linked Cell Types Beautifully
By Stewart B. on 22. August 2016 for Humoral Immunity and Cell-Mediated Immunity

I thought this was an excellent lecture in order to see the relationship between immune cells, their signals, and the corresponding responses from other immune cell types. It brings cytokines that could have been described in the earlier lectures but also fit here with the discussion of signaling.

Commercial Break Study Sessions
By Stewart B. on 22. August 2016 for Adaptive Immune System

I found these lectures decent, the questions do a good job at reinforcing the material so more questions after each video would be an improvement. Definitely a large topic and its not organized the way my school taught it but it doesn't assume you know or remember everything which is good. I would recommend for the summer before year 2. You could study during commercial breaks while watching tv.

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