Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization

This specialization is designed to equip students with the basic concepts and vocabulary of immunology. The goal is to provide students from different backgrounds with a fundamental understanding of immunology and the ability to appreciate and analyze new developments in immunological therapies designed for the treatment of disease.
This specialization is designed to equip students with the basic concepts and vocabulary of immunology. The goal is to provide students from different backgrounds with a fundamental understanding of immunology and the ability to appreciate and analyze new developments in immunological therapies designed for the treatment of disease.
In the Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization, you will learn the basics of innate immunity, including complement, and its role in inflammation and activation of adaptive immunity.
The development of B cells and the production and improvement of antibodies.
The development of Th cells and their roles in promoting both immune responses and tolerance.
The role of the Major Histocompatibility Proteins in alerting T cells and their role in the success of organ and tissue transplants.
The mechanisms whereby cytotoxic T cells and natural kill cells recognize rogue-self cells and prod them into apoptosis.
The principles of chemical communication among immune cells.
Some example of how the immune system can cause problems and how we deal with these issues.

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Fundamentals of Immunology: T Cells and Signaling (Coursera)

Course 2 of a three course specialization called Fundamentals of Immunology. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course's material. This is the second half of the journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In the first part we learned [...]
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Fundamentals of Immunology: Innate Immunity and B-Cell Function (Coursera)

Course 1 of a three course specialization called Fundamentals of Immunology. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course's material. This is the first leg of a three-part journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In this part we hope [...]
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Fundamentals of Immunology: Death by Friendly Fire (Coursera)

Course 3 of a three course specialization called Fundamentals of Immunology. Each course in the specialization presents material that builds on the previous course's material. This is the third leg of the journey through the defenses your body uses to keep you healthy. In the first course we learned [...]
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Fundamentals of Immunology: Dueling with the Dark Side (Coursera)

Fundamentals of Immunology, Course 4: Dueling with the Dark Side, covers the constant battle between your immune system and threats to your health. The first two lectures discuss viral and cellular pathogens, focusing on specific tactics they use to deflect immune attack. Next, a cheerier lecture describes other immune-based [...]
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