Ch 2: Aberrant Immune System Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Aberrant Immune System chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about disorders of the immune system in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Aberrant Immune System chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Inflammation overview;
Acute inflammation
Definition, causes and symptoms of inflammation;
Causes and effects of inflammation
Tuesday Chronic inflammation;
Inflammation's impact on the body
Causes of long-term inflammation and consequences;
Systemic inflammatory responses including fever and cachexia
Wednesday Treatments for inflammation;
Type I hypersensitivity
Drugs that treat inflammation, their pros and cons;
Allergic reactions, IgE, mast cells, histamine
Thursday Type II hypersensitivity;
Type III hypersensitivity
Definition of cytotoxicity, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, myasthenia grave;
Immune complex hypersensitivity, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis
Friday Type IV hypersensitivity;
Autoimmune diseases and hypersensitivity
Examples of delayed-type hypersensitivity, such as multiple sclerosis, CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells;
Autoimmune disease, autoantibodies, hypersensitivity reaction

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Aberrant Immune System Lesson Plans
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What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will cover the process of inflammation and what your body might do after a bee sting. We'll find out the five cardinal signs of inflammation as well as anaphylactic shock, histamine and cytokines in the process.

Acute Inflammation: Causes, Examples & Impact

2. Acute Inflammation: Causes, Examples & Impact

This lesson teaches you about what occurs during acute inflammation. We'll discuss the causes and impacts of inflammation and learn terms like arachidonic acid, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and eicosanoids.

Chronic Inflammation: Long Term Consequences

3. Chronic Inflammation: Long Term Consequences

This lesson explores the harmful effects of long-term inflammation. We'll define chronic inflammation, inflammatory mediators, and reactive oxygen species before covering some specific causes of chronic inflammation and its consequences.

The Inflammatory Response's Effect on the Entire Body

4. The Inflammatory Response's Effect on the Entire Body

This lesson will discuss two important roles systemic inflammation is involved in: fever and leukocytosis. It will also discuss the flip-side, two bad components of systemic inflammation: cachexia and anaphylactic shock.

Major Treatment Options for Inflammation

5. Major Treatment Options for Inflammation

This lesson will discuss two major classes of drugs involved in suppressing the immune system: steroids and NSAIDs. We will discuss what they do, how they stop inflammation, and what side effects they may have.

Type I Hypersensitivity: Allergic Reactions

6. Type I Hypersensitivity: Allergic Reactions

This lesson delves into something known as type I hypersensitivity reactions. You'll find out how everything from mast cells, basophils, and IgE to histamine, bee stings, and peanut allergies all play a role in this process.

Type II Hypersensitivity: Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity

7. Type II Hypersensitivity: Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity

This lesson will discuss something known as a type II hypersensitivity reaction. We will go over the principal mechanisms by which it occurs as well as the major antibodies involved. In addition, we'll cover autoimmune hemolytic anemia and myasthenia gravis.

Type III Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Hypersensitivity

8. Type III Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Hypersensitivity

This lesson will discuss what a type III hypersensitivity reaction causes. It will delve into which antibodies are involved, the creation of immune complexes, the development of arthritis, vasculitis, and glomerulonephritis, and much more.

Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity

9. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity

This lesson will cover type IV hypersensitivity. We'll discuss the basics of how and why it occurs, the cells involved, and the most common types of diseases and conditions that are associated with this hypersensitivity reaction.

Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity

10. Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity

This lesson will talk about what defines an autoimmune disease, a hypersensitivity reaction, and more. We'll also discuss Graves' disease and myasthenia gravis.

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