Immunology Primer 101 reveals the intricate workings of the human immune system, highlighting the difference between nonspecific and specific immunity. It uncovers the mysteries of how our bodies combat cancer and infections, exploring the roles of immune cells and tissues acting in our defense. This class showcases the remarkable link between our natural defenses and headline-grabbing therapeutic antibodies developed by the biopharmaceutical industry. These therapies have revolutionized disease treatment for a host of diseases. Immunology Primer 101 is the perfect starting point for those new to understanding immunotherapies. Don’t miss the chance to join us!

Section 1: Immune System Overview

Describes how the immune system’s cells and tissues work and makes the connection between what occurs naturally to the immune-inspired therapies created by the biopharma industry.

Section 2: Disease

Lists how the broad categories of disease are caused and how the immune system recognizes and fights each category. By mimicking the immune system’s “illness-fighting game plan,” researchers build better therapies.

Section 3: Components of the Immune System

Differentiates the two distinct immune systems, the nonspecific immune system and the specific immune system, which has implications in drug discovery and development.

Five Takeaways


  1. Highlight the differences between nonspecific and specific immunity.
  2. Name the cells and the tissues of the immune system.
  3. Compare how the immune system distinguishes between self and non-self when fighting disease.
  4. Summarize the general steps of the nonspecific immune system to combat disease.
  5. Discuss the relationship between the naturally occurring immune system and the immune-inspired therapies created by the biopharma industry.


  • Closed Captioning in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Transcripts in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Course materials
  • Real-time tracking
  • Progress reporting
  • Accessibility features
  • Corporate account upgrades
  • LinkedIn certificate attachment
  • Verified certificates


  • How long do I have to complete an on-demand course?  You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. During that year, you may watch the class an unlimited number of times.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course in one year?  There are no time extensions. If you want to complete the course, you must purchase it again.
  • How long are the on-demand classes?  Our longest course has a running time of 90 minutes. However, most have a running time of 45 minutes.  The running time is listed for each class on its registration page. The assessment at the end of each course takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • Are there any downloadable class materials? No. All course slides and transcripts remain on your Biotech Primer dashboard, but they are always available for review.
  • What is the format of the on-demand classes?  The online class begins with the class objectives and the course itself and ends with a summary of what you learned. The course is a series of images and text accompanied by a professional voice-over and subtitles. Subtitles are available in 9 languages. The course ends with a quiz to assess your understanding.
  • Can I repeat the course?  You can repeat the course as often as you like within your one-year access.
  • How many times can I take the course quiz?  You have three chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 75% or higher. You must pass the quiz to receive the class certificate. Your quiz score will be shown on your class certificate.
  • May I share a course I purchased with others?  Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you want to learn as a group, please contact us at for group pricing.

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