Immunology Basics

As taught Autumn semester 2009

Dr Ian Todd, School of Molecular Medical Sciences

Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The body fights infection through the functions of the immune system, whose power has been harnessed by the development of vaccination (immunisation).

This resource covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to immunology
  • Recognition of extracellular pathogens
  • Defence against extracellular pathogens
  • T cell-mediated immunity
  • Helper T cells and cytokines
  • Immunity to viruses
Suitable for study at: Undergraduate levels 1 and 2.

Important Copyright Information:

All images, tables and figures in this resource were reproduced from 'Lecture Notes Immunology' April 2010, 6th Edition, published by Wiley-Blackwell and with full permission of the co-author and faculty member, Dr Ian Todd.

No image, table or figure in this resource can be reproduced without prior permission from publishers Wiley-Blackwell.