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Section one: Introduction
1. Basic concepts and components of the immune system
2. Basic concepts
Section two: Antigen-recognition molecules
3. Introduction to antigen recognition
4. Antigens and antibody structure
5. Antibody-antigen interaction
6. Antibody diversity
7. The T cell receptor
8. Major histocompatibility complex
9. Review of antigen recognition
Section three: Physiology
10. Antigen processing and presentation
11. Lymphocyte activation
13. The organs and tissues of the immune system
14. B cell development
15. T cell development
16. Cell-cell interaction in generating effector lymphocytes
17. Immunological memory
18. Review of immune physiology
Section four: Innate Immunity
19. Constitutive defenses including complement
21. Killing in the immune system
23. Review of innate immunity
Section five: Immune system in health and disease
24. Infections and vaccines
25. Hypersensitivity reactions
26. Immediate hypersensitivity (type I): allergy
28. Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity (type II)
29. Immune complex disease (type III hypersensitivity)
30. Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV)
31. Primary immunodeficiency
32. Secondary immunodeficiency
34. Tumor immunology
36. Review of immunity in health and disease