Ch 15: MTLE Life Science: Human Immune System

About This Chapter

Review information on the human immune system with this chapter's video lessons. The quick self-assessing quizzes are also included in this chapter to help you prepare for related exam questions that can be found on the MTLE Life Science exam.

MTLE Life Science: Human Immune System- Chapter Summary

The instructors that teach this chapter's video lessons will guide you through the characteristics of the human immune system. This will ultimately help you prepare for the MTLE Life Science test. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • How the immune system and immunizations work
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Humoral immune response
  • Hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmune diseases
  • Diseases and disorders that affect the immune system, including the flu and malaria
  • Cancer
  • Vaccination, sterilization, and other ways to prevent and control diseases

In addition to engaging video lessons, you will also find transcripts for each video lesson, quizzes after each lesson and a chapter test that can all be used to help you reach your goals.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Life Science: Human Immune System
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How the Human Immune System Works

1. How the Human Immune System Works

Your immune system protects you against microorganisms that could make you sick. It is made up of an army of white blood cells that work together to recognize and destroy the bad guys. Learn how your immune system and immunizations work.

What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

2. What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

This lesson will help you distinguish between several different types of immunity. This includes passive immunity, active immunity, naturally acquired immunity and artificially acquired immunity.

The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features

3. The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features

This lesson will describe what humoral immunity is, how it is activated, what is produced, and why. Find out as we explore antigen presenting cells, MHC, T cells, B cells, plasma cells, and antibodies.

Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity

4. 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.

Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

5. Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

Why is it that our immune systems can protect us from some viruses but not others? We've eradicated smallpox by using vaccines, so why do influenza and HIV remain such dangerous health risks? In this lesson about viruses, we'll explore these questions and learn how influenza and HIV continue to evade the human immune system.

What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

6. What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

Malaria is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide every year. In this lesson, we will explore the organism that causes malaria and the disease itself.

What Causes Cancer?

7. What Causes Cancer?

This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.

Disease Control & Prevention

8. Disease Control & Prevention

This lesson will discuss the many different ways by which people can control disease. Everything from vaccination to sterilization and beyond will be mentioned so that you can better appreciate the large arsenal of tools at our disposal.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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