Video Review Course: Immunology

Studying Immunology

Dr Andrew Prendergast teaches Immunology

Immunology Chapters

  • Immunology for MRCPCH
  • Overview
  • Immunisation
  • UK immunisation schedule
  • New 5-in-1 vaccine
  • Reasons for new 5-in-1 vaccine
  • Contraindications
  • NOT contraindications
  • Adverse reactions: neurological
  • Adverse reactions: general
  • Polio vaccination
  • Polio vaccination
  • DoH information on vaccines
  • Live vaccines
  • Advantages of live vaccines
  • Disadvantages of live vaccines
  • Contraindications to live vaccines
  • Killed vaccines
  • Toxoids
  • Conjugate vaccines
  • Conjugation (joining to protein) enables T cell stimulation
  • Basic immunology
  • Innate and adaptive immunity
  • T cells
  • Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)
  • Diagram
  • Diagram
  • Diagram
  • Diagram
  • Function of T cells
  • Thymic education
  • B cells
  • Immunoglobulin
  • Immunoglobulin isotypes
  • Functions of antibodies
  • Complement
  • Diagram
  • Immunodeficiency
  • What is normal?
  • What is abnormal?
  • Other clues
  • Types of immunodeficiency
  • Cell-mediated immunodeficiency
  • Humoral immunodeficiency
  • Mixed T and B cell defects
  • Complement defects
  • Phagocyte defects
  • Things to remember...
  • Specific conditions
  • SCID
  • X linked agammaglobulinaemia
  • Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome
  • Di George syndrome
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Video Feedback

Lecturer: Dr Andrew Prendergast

MA MRCPCH DTM&H Spr Paediatrics in Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Andrew Prendergast graduated from St Mary's and undertook paediatric training on the Cambridge/Great Ormond Street rotation. He undertook the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and has worked in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street and St Mary's Hospitals. He is currently a paediatric specialist registrar on the North Thames training scheme.


  • 75 minutes


  • Fully animated, internet-enhanced presentation as used in the classroom lecture.
  • Adjustable streaming speed video for every user with broadband or dial-up internet access.
  • Ability to watch the video in installments and come back to the same point at any time in the future.
  • Complete script for users unable to listen to the presentation.
  • The 123Doc Immunology online video lecture is highly flexible, allowing you to study anytime, from any computer connected to the internet.

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