Immunology for Medical Students,
Edition 4
By Matthew Buckland

Publication Date: 02 Apr 2025
Awaiting publication
Immunology for Medical Students provides concise yet comprehensive information for medical students about the basic science of the human immune system, and how to apply this to clinical practice.

The book provides a detailed overview of how the immune system works, covers physiology, innate and adaptive immunity and the immune system in health and disease. Readers will learn how to assess a patient with an immune problem and understand from first principles the diagnosis and management of immune disorders.

This popular book is an ideal companion for medical school courses and has been fully updated to include the latest science on immunotherapies.

Key Features

  • Clear and concise – designed with the needs of busy medical students in mind – just the right amount of detail for your course
  • Covers the latest scientific and clinical knowledge in the field
  • Detailed illustrations help the reader grasp the concepts of immunology
  • Detailed clinical cases demonstrate real-world applications
  • Technical boxes point out important scientific advances
  • End-of-chapter checklists of learning points facilitate review
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customise your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud

New Features

  • Updates in basic science
  • New immunotherapies added e.g. CAR-T
  • Updates on inborn errors of immunity and acquired immune disorders
About the author
By Matthew Buckland
Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

1. Introduction to the Immune System

2. Basic Concepts and Components of the Immune System

Section 2: Antigen-Recognition Molecules

3. Introduction to Antigen Recognition

4. Antigens and Antibody Structure

5. Antibody-Antigen Interaction

6. Antibody Diversity

7. The T-Cell Receptor

8. Major Histocompatibility Complex

9. Review of Antigen Recognition

Section 3: Physiology

10. Antigen Processing and Presentation

11. Lymphocyte Activation

12. Hematopoiesis

13. The Organs and Tissues of the Immune System

14. B-Cell Development

15. T-Cell Development

16. T-Cell Interactions and T-Cell Help

17. Immunological Memory and Homeostasis

18. Regulation of the Immune System

19. Brief Review of Immune Physiology

Section 4: Innate Immunity

20. Constitutive Defenses Including Complement

21. Phagocytes

22. Killing in the Immune System

23. Inflammation

24. Cytokines in the Immune System

Section 5: Immune System in Health and Disease

25. Infections and Vaccines

26. Hypersensitivity Reactions

27. Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I): Allergy

28. How Autoimmune Disease Develops

29. Antibody-Mediated Hypersensitivity (Type II)

30. Immune Complex Disease (Type III Hypersensitivity)

31. Delayed Hypersensitivity (Type IV) and Review of Hypersensitivity Reactions

32. Primary Immunodeficiency

33. Secondary Immunodeficiency

34. Transplantation

35. Tumor Immunology

36. Bio Pharmaceuticals



Book details
ISBN: 9780702084348
Page Count: 344
Retail Price : £45.99
Medical students