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Innate Immunology Lecture Materials

These are the Immunology: Innate Immunity Lecture materials of the Virtual Microbiology Classrooms 
(8-week & 16-week). The resources below are used to supplement actual college microbiology courses. 

Instructor's Corner
These lecture learning objectives are a study guide based on the VMC Immunology - Innate Immunity Lecture PowerPoint Show:
  • ​Describe microbial antagonism. Regarding this concept, how do normal flora benefit a person?
  • Understand the first line of immune defense against pathogens - physical and  chemical components
  • What is the role of mucus in protecting from infection?
  • ​Understand how leukocytes, nonspecific chemical defenses, inflammation and fever contribute to our second line of defense against pathogens.
  • Describe the three types of formed elements.
  • ​List the different types of leukocytes and their functions.
  • Understand which leukocytes are involved in the second line of defense.
  • ​Know the three types of cells that kill extra-cellularly.
  • Be able to list and describe the nonspecific chemical defenses of the second line of immune defense. 
  • ​Understand the steps of the inflammatory response.

Versions of Innate Immunity PPT:​

Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet". Under Pages Per Sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.​

Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint, to master this topic. Check Moodle & your textbook for additional readings.

The Innate Immunity Lecture materials include:
  • list of learning objectives
  • PowerPoint lecture   
  • practice test & review questions 

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Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint, to master this topic. Check Moodle & your textbook for additional readings.

These multiple-choice / matching practice test questions and essay review questions are designed to help you better understand the material from this lecture.

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