人类疾病的成因:传播和抗击感染

Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection

Learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases, how these diseases are transmitted and how our immune systems respond to infection.

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利兹大学
FutureLearn
  • 完成时间大约为 2
  • 初级
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Compare bacteria, viruses and parasites as causes of infectious disease

Describe different modes of transmission of infectious agents

Summarise what an antibiotic is and explain what is meant by resistance to antibiotics

Explain the basic components of the immune system

Explain the basic components of how the immune system fights invading pathogens

课程概况

Most of us have experienced common diseases like flu or less common ones like pneumonia. On this course, you’ll learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases and how these diseases are transmitted. You’ll examine the bacterial resistance to antibiotics, how this leads to serious infections like MRSA and reflect on approaches to address this problem. You’ll learn how the body’s immune system fights off disease and how resistance is gained. You’ll apply this knowledge to explore why immunisation has been crucial in reducing the occurrence of disease or even eradicating deadly diseases.

课程大纲

Causes of infectious diseases

The differences between bacteria, viruses and parasites and how they cause infectious diseases

How infectious diseases are transmitted

How antibiotics work and the challenges of antibiotic resistance in the treatment of bacterial diseases

The basic components of the immune system, and the innate and adaptive immune responses

What immunisation is and how it works

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The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care, or just wish to learn more, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.

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