The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection and other diseases. It keeps a record of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy it quickly if it enters the body again.
of the immune system can lead to allergic diseases such as Asthma, immunodeficiency and autoimmune disorders which could be fatal. While no single food can boost immunity, the right balance of foods can strengthen the immune system. A deficiency in any of these factors can reduce resistance to harmful pathogens. Children who are malnourished are at greater risk of infection and this can even be fatal.
The course is split into six modules to help you structure your learning. Each module ends with a quiz so you can assess how well you're doing.
At the end of this course, the participant should be able to;
- Understand the human immune system
- Identify what happens when the immune system does not work effectively
- Comprehend how to gauge the effectiveness of the immune system
- Know how to acquire an effective immune system to combat infections
Module 1- The Human Immune System
Get simplified knowledge of the human immune system
Understand the task of the immune system
Discover how the immune system
is activated and the processes involved in the activation
Know the organs of the immune system
Learn what immunity is, and how it affects one’s longevity
Learn how vaccine works with the immune system
Understand why immunity is important
Module 2 - What causes poor immune response to infections?
Get simplified knowledge of what happens when the immune system doesn’t function well
You will understand the different types of immune system disorder
Discover how immune deficiency makes your body less able to fight infections
You will understand how disorders present at birth affects immunity
Know the basic signs to look out for that may indicate an immunodeficiency disorder
Know how to prevent immunodeficiency disorder to have a healthy immune system
Understand what autoimmune disorder means
Know that factors like old age, environmental factors, obesity etc. depletes the immune system
Module 3 - What happens when the immune system doesn’t function effectively.
Understand that people who have an impaired immune system are at higher risk of contracting infections which increases their risk of developing sepsis
Know that sepsis is a life threatening medical emergency
Understand that infection of the bone called osteomyelitis and bacteria entering through open wounds are lead factors for sepsis
Know the common symptoms of sepsis and when to visit a doctor
Know the measures to take to prevent sepsis
Module 4 - How aging affects the immune system
Understand how the immune system changes throughout lifetime
Know that the immune system gets weaker as one ages
Discover why older people tend to get sick often
Module 5 - How to acquire an effective immune system to combat infections
Understand why boosting the immune system is important
Know the different ways to boost the immune system
Learn the nutritional value of foods
Discover how to choose the right vitamins and minerals for immune boosting
Understand what vitamin deficiency or toxicity does to the immune system
Module 6 - How cooking affects the nutrients contents of foods
Know that the nutritive value of foods depends not only upon what and how much consumed but also how it’s prepared
Know how to choose a suitable cooking method for a particular food
Understand how to avoid nutrient loss during cooking
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in boosting the immune system to increase longevity. The immune system has a vital role: It protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that
could make you ill or lead to death.
You don't need anything to start this course but a positive outlook on your health! Start straight away and learn at your own pace.