Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines
Have you ever wondered what viruses actually are?
Have you been curious about the ways they invade our bodies, attack our cells and make us sick? Come and learn what viruses are made of and understand the mechanisms of how they hijack and take over our cells.
There is no need for a background in science - just bring your curious mind!
Our bodies are made of cells, which are amazing molecular machines. So long as everything is in working order, we feel great. But surprisingly, these unbelievably tiny parasites made of Protein and Genes - viruses - can take over and cause serious damage to our bodies.
Step by step, this course will teach you how the cells of our bodies work to keep us healthy. We will then explore the vast kingdom of viruses; especially those that have caused epidemics like the flu, AIDS and Ebola. Finally, we will systematically review our immune system, how it identifies "the enemies," and how it takes them out.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Course delivery details
This course is offered through IsraelX, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$149
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- The makeup of cell structures (organelles) and theirfunctions;
- What happens to our body when it is infected by viruses;
- How our Immune System operates to protect us;
- The pros and cons of vaccination.
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