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BIO 102 W — Immune Health Basics

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Oct 18—Nov 19
Refund Deadline: Oct 21
Unit: 1
Tuition: $370
Instructor(s): Tobi Schmidt
Limit: 60
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Closed
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Oct 18—Nov 19
5 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 21
1 Unit
Tobi Schmidt
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
What does it mean when a product claims to support “immune health” or promises to “boost immunity”? We hear these claims frequently, but what is actually required for good immune health, and can we really modulate the immune system to our advantage? In this online course, we will explore the complex and dynamic workings of the human immune system. You will be introduced to the basic biology of the immune system, the cornerstone to understanding your immune health. We will examine the very different roles the immune system plays in infections, cancer, and autoimmunity. These areas of disease will serve to highlight the many different functions of the immune system, providing insight into how this vast network of cells and molecules fights off foreign invaders, kills cancer cells, and at times, turns against the very body it was designed to protect. We will pay special attention to the impact our environment has on our immune system and the effects of aging on immune function, and we will take a close look at what current research tells us about improving our immune health through nutrition, exercise, meditation, and supplementation.

Immunotherapy Researcher; Personal Health Educator

Tobi Schmidt works in the field of inflammation and immune health. As an educator, she offers advanced learning opportunities designed to help improve health outcomes and increase healthspan and longevity. As an immunologist, Schmidt has studied and researched human disease to understand human health for over two decades, including leading research into the treatment of cancers, autoimmune disorders, infections, and lifestyle and age-related chronic diseases. Schmidt received a PhD from the Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.