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Given the incredible rate at which pathogens can change, how does our immune system keep up? In this course, we will look at the amazing network of tools the body deploys. You will learn about the barriers that attempt to keep pathogens from ever entering, the immediate response of the innate immune system, and the lifetime immunity granted by the adaptive immune response. This course is intended for high school science instructors as part of the Teaching the Great Diseases program.Pre-requisites: It is recommended that students have a basic understanding of cell biology (how cells use receptors to sense their environment and communicate).This course aligns with Infectious Disease Unit 5: How do we get better? of the Great Diseases high school curriculum