Organs Of The Lymphoid System
Organs Of The Lymphoid System (9833-09)
Review the nature and structure of organs found in the body and how these organs relate to lymphocyte production and the function of the immune system.
PEP hours: 11
CPS/ART credits: 0
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
- Describe which organs are associated with the lymphoid system
- List the differences between the primary and secondary lymphoid organs
- Draw detailed labelled diagrams of the basic structure of the bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes and the spleen
- Describe the circulation of lymphocytes throughout the body
- Tabulate the properties of the thymic hormones
- Describe the effects of thymectomy on both adults and neonates
- Describe the changes that occur in the lymph node when it is stimulated by antigen
- List the functions of the spleen
- Describe the structural and functional differences between the white and red pulp of the spleen
- List the effects of splenectomy.
- Describe the lymphoid organs associated with the gut.
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: November 2009