Allergies: When the Immune System Backfires
University of Basel
  • Start Date: 13 Apr, 2020
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Discover what common allergies reveal about our immune systems and learn more about allergic reactions and treatments.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore the relationship between allergies and our immune system


The human immune system is designed to fight infection, but sometimes this defence mechanism provokes allergic reactions.


This course explains how the immune system works and what causes immune system disorders.


You’ll explore the similarities and differences between infections and allergies, and discover the intricacies of the immune system.


You’ll also learn about the events that have led to our understanding of allergies and explore different types of allergic reactions – like food allergies and hayfever – as well as allergy symptoms and allergy treatments.


This course is designed for healthcare professionals or students studying health sciences.


It will also be of interest to anyone looking to gain insights into the immune system and allergic reactions.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Basel

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.

As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degrees. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 2,700 PhD students.

The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. At the same time, the University has positioned itself amidst the international competition in the form of five strategic focal areas: Life Scientists, Visual Studies, Nanosciences, Sustainability and Energy Research and European and Global Studies. In international rankings, the University of Basel is regularly placed among the 100 top universities in the world thanks to its research achievements.

The University of Basel has deep roots in the economically powerful and culturally rich Basel region. The University also works closely with domestic and international partners to make relevant contributions to the advancement of the sciences and society. This also means that the University of Basel pays particular attention to aspects of sustainability, equal opportunity and knowledge transfer.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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