This course will be delivered in a blended format with live online sessions, in person teaching and pre-recorded materials.

In this short course you will study the scientific basis of allergy, focussing on the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases and how this relates to the origins, pathophysiology,  clinical presentation, diagnostic approach and potential prevention and therapeutic targets such as biologics and immunotherapy. 

Teaching delivery format

The course has been designed in an innovative format combining asynchronous materials (e.g. pre-recorded sessions, reading lists and web-based resources) to revise in your own time, and live interactive sessions both online and on campus which will include focused discussions and case-based elements. A range of formats will be used to encourage active learning, including expert panel question & answer sessions, group work, workshops, role-play, pro-con debates and scenario-based sessions.

The live online sessions will take place in October/November, predominantly in the week starting on 7 November 2022. We encourage participants to book leave that week to follow the teaching. Asynchronous materials will be made available in October and a ‘course launch webinar’ will be held for registered participants to introduce the course and help you get organised to maximize your learning experience.

Going through the asynchronous materials should take around 25-30 hours of study, and we highly encourage you to review as much as possible before the live teaching. The live teaching sessions will take 15 – 20 hours, and will focus on discussions and Q&A partly based on the asynchronous materials.

Key Dates:

  • 10 October 2022: Launch Webinar (30 mins)
  • 19 October 2022: Immunology Warm Up (2-3 hours)
  • 7 – 8 November 2022: live online teaching (3 – 5 hours per day)
  • 11 November 2022: On campus teaching (5 – 8 hours)*

*The on campus teaching on 11 November 2022 will be held at our St Mary’s Campus – where possible, live streaming of the sessions will be made available for those that are not able or do not wish to attend the face to face teaching sessions.