Unit 9: Defense Against Microbes
This unit will discuss the major defenses we have against disease-causing microbes. With all of the microorganisms that threaten to infect and harm an individual, our bodies have evolved sophisticated defenses against these foreign invaders. However, our immune systems can still be overwhelmed; we often need the help of medication to win the battle. In this unit, we will learn about the primary human defenses against disease before discussing the generalized agents that we use outside of the human body to combat different types of microbes.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.
9.1: Non-Specific Immunity (Skin and Mucous Membrane and Innate Immunity)
9.2: Adaptive Immunity