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CANCELLED How the Immune System Works

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CourseGraphic Our immune system is essential to our survival, it is complex and not completely understood, but we are witnessing exciting advances in immunotherapy. More are on the way. For those who are aware of these advances, this study group will allow you to gain a systematic understanding and appreciation of the foundational concepts and principles underlying how the components of the immune system fit together, protect us from disease and work the way they do. We’ll study the numerous cell types that circulate throughout the body or reside in particular tissues, and how each are unique in recognizing problems, communicating with each other and performing their functions. We will gain a better understanding of how this knowledge is leading to a revolution in medical treatment. Our text, How the Immune System Works (6th edition, Wiley, 2019), by Lauren Sompayrac, is the primary source for our studies. It cuts through the jargon and details using lively prose and engaging analogies to reveal the biological science which is the essence of the human immune system. We welcome all members regardless of prior knowledge who are prepared to actively participate in a unique, intellectually-challenging peer learning experience. Use of Canvas is required. This is a “hybrid” study group: traditional in-person (Chicago campus) and online via Zoom. There will be 5 spots available for students who wish to attend the study group remotely, and for these students the study group will be conducted online using Zoom software. Basic Zoom training will be offered for those who need it, but participants should be comfortable using the audio and video capabilities of their personal computers before signing up for this group, if you wish to attend it remotely.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Lisa D'Angelo2.Leonard A. Kosova3.Arthur Goldman4.John Donahue 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/4/2020 - 6/3/2020 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map John Donahue  ; Arthur Goldman  ; Leonard A. Kosova  ; Lisa D'Angelo  ClassRoom

Other Class Offerings

CANCELLED How the Immune System Works--VIRTUAL
ID: 1272

03/04/20 - 06/03/20
Weekly - Wed
14 sessions.

Wieboldt Hall


Call 312-503-7881 to register
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