Module 1

How does the immune system work and what is the SARS CoV-2 virus?

Unit A:

The Immune System

Learn about the immune response to a pathogen

Unit B:

The SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Learn about the virus that causes COVID-19 disease

By the end of this module, you will be equipped to:


  • Describe the basic immune response to infection with a viral pathogen

  • Describe the primary transmission pathways for the SARS-CoV-2 virus

  • Identify non-pharmaceutical and pharmacological interventions for COVID-19

  • Describe key risk factors for severe COVID-19 disease

  • Develop clear, concise messages to communicate this information to the public, media, and others

Unit A: The Immune System

Module 1 Unit A: The Immune System

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Unit B: The SARS-C0V-2 Virus

Module 1: Immunology and SARS-CoV-2

Supplemental Videos

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