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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.

Code 9833-09
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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