The immune system is the body’s defense system against foreign substances and pathogens. It is a complex system of biochemical and cellular processes that aims to protect and fight against infection. This course will introduce the components of the immune system to allow for a deeper understanding of the mechanism that protects the body from harmful pathogens.
In this course, you will learn:
- The innate immune system’s first and second line of defense, including the anatomic barriers, cellular, and biochemical components that are involved.
- The process of developing acquired immunity and the cellular components that play a role.
- Common pathologies of the immune system, including allergies and auto-immune disorders.