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Inflammation, Immunity, and Nutrition


This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of immunology and infectious diseases, and nutrition. Students will learn about the immune system and how it can fight infection, and how it can fail. In addition, students will learn how infectious agents can overcome the natural immune response and cause disease. The course will also illustrate how the immune response against these agents can be influenced by nutrition and vaccines

Processes and topics covered in this course include:

  • Lymph, Immunity, and Inflammation
  • Adaptive Immune Response
  • Infections
  • Immune Disorders
  • Hypo- and Hyper-immunity

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the immune and lymphatic systems in health and disease;

  • Examine and differentiate the roles of innate and adaptive immunity in health;

  • Interpret the role of the gastrointestinal system in hypo and hyper-immune health conditions;

  • Evaluate immunological events in autoimmune disorders and the role of nutrition;

  • Generate an integrative health plan to restore immune and lymphatic balance in case studies;

  • Explain vaccination mechanisms, risks, and benefits in health and disease.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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