Immunology: The Immune System and its Failures Specialization

Our online Immunology Specialisation has been developed to provide central concepts in human immunology as well as advanced topics from cutting-edge research relating to clinical disease of the immune system over five designated specialisations.
The initial two courses discuss the role of the innate and adaptive immune responses serving to protect the body from harmful pathogens, which if dysregulated can also lead to immune-mediated diseases such as immunodeficiencies, autoimmunity, allergy and chronic infection, evaluated in the remaining three courses.
What You Will Learn:
You will learn central concepts in human immunology and advanced topics from cutting-edge research relating to clinical disease of the immune system.
You will link this knowledge to everyday relevant immunological manifestations (autoimmunity, defense against infectious diseases, tumor immunology).
You will identify key innate immunity cells, molecules, and direct defence mechanisms.
You will also learn how our microbiota, the overall micro-organisms found in our body, influences our innate immune response.

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Immunology: Immune System and Infectious Diseases (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
Immunology: Immune System and Infectious Diseases (Coursera)
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The constant struggle between pathogens and the human immune system has been posing a significant threat to our health for thousands of years. Infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide. These are typically caused by bacteria (intra- and extracellular), viruses, fungi, parasites (worms/helminths) and prions. Under normal [...]

Immunology: Immune Failures and Cancer Immunology (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
Immunology: Immune Failures and Cancer Immunology (Coursera)
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Our immune system is a powerful network. It protects us from external threats, such as harmful substances and pathogenic agents, as well as cellular changes which could lead to diseases. Complications emerge when our natural defences do not function properly, which can result in immune disorders. These can take [...]

Immunology: Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Transplants (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
Immunology: Autoimmunity, Allergy, and Transplants (Coursera)
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In this course, you will explore the mechanisms and immune responses involved in autoimmune diseases and in hyper-responsive phenomena, such as asthma. You will examine in detail the potential causes and factors behind an overactive immune system and the disorders that might ensue if the response is not adequately [...]

Immunology: Innate Immune System (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
Immunology: Innate Immune System (Coursera)
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Our immune system relies on an innate and an adaptive arm that communicate and collaborate to provide us with an optimal response against pathogens. This course focuses on our innate immunity which provides us our first, fast and inherited defence against infections. In this course, you will take a [...]

Immunology: Adaptive Immune System (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
Immunology: Adaptive Immune System (Coursera)
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In this course, you will learn about the role of immune responses of the adaptive (acquired) immune system which provides specialised immunity against pathogens. Guided by our researchers in the Department of Immunity and Inflammation, we will take a closer look at the lymphocyte subsets and mechanisms involved in [...]