Active immunity – The adaptive (specific) immune response to intracellular pathogens – Online course

Disease causing organisms come in many shapes and sizes. Some live on you while others live within you. Those that invade your cells are known as intracellular pathogens. To remove these pathogens, an adaptive (specific) cell-mediated immune response is needed.

In this course you will explore the sequence of steps your immune system needs to go through in order to generate an adaptive (specific) cell-mediated immune response.


When you have completed this course, check out our other immunology courses:

Active immunity - The adaptive (specific) immune response to extracellular pathogens which explores Humoral immunity

Active immunity - Triggering the humoral immune response to generate memory which explores Vaccinations


Level - VCE Biology Unit 3

Estimated duration - 20 minutes


Click the 'Activate this course' button below, then click 'Activating Cytotoxic T cells to clear intracellular infections' in the list that appears below to begin.