Cellular and Molecular Immunology OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Health Science Course on Immunology

Published Jan 16, 2009

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Immunology is a branch of science focusing on the study of the immune system. 'Cellular and Molecular Immunology,' a free OpenCourseWare that is provided courtesy of MIT, is an introductory course that examines the structure and function, disorders of the immune system, immunization, blood banking and organ transplantation. Students completing a health sciences-related degree program, such as the Master of Science degree in Immunology and Infectious Disease will benefit from this course.

Cellular and Molecular Immunology: Course Specifics

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Cellular and Molecular Immunology: Course Specifics

'Cellular and Molecular Immunology' is a free course that is built around a series of lectures and tutorials that include clinical case studies. Several professors from the MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology deliver the content. This course covers a wide range topics, including an overview of tissues and cells of the immune system. Students will also study the biology of cytokines, the structure of antigen receptors and how they function, the development of immunologically mediated diseases and cellular biology as it relates to antigen processing and presentation. Students completing this course will possess a solid foundation for evaluating and assessing immunological issues and gain practical knowledge of disease processes.

The materials for this course consist of lecture notes, problem sets and examinations. Also included is a list of required and optional readings. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the cellular and molecular immunology course page.

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