Immunology for Basic Physician Trainees


September online course, 9-10th September 2023

      (lectures accessible until 17th September)

October online course: 21-22nd October 2023

      (lectures accessible until 29th October)


For a video of Prof Fulcher explaining the immunology4bpts course, see Extras

About The Course

The immunology4bpts course aims to provide essential knowledge about the basic science of the immune system, and how this translates into clinical medicine. Thus the requirements for both the Basic Sciences as well as Clinical Medicine will be covered.

The course will include:

  • 'Introduction to the Immune system' pre-course lecture available two weeks before the course.
  • A series of short lectures, ~30 minutes each
  • A series of revision questions after each lecture to consolidate learning
  • Multiple graphics characterise the lecture materials  to reinforce critical immunological concepts
  • 'Immunology in a Page' diagrammatic summary of the entire immune system
  • Course quiz of 50 MCQs, with worked answers
  • Manual including all the lecture materials, graphics, revision questions and MCQs
  • Paediatric Immunodeficiency lecture
  • ONLINE Q&A throughout the course
  • A supplementary revision quiz in the month before the Part I exam


Access to the lectures

The online format has proved very popular and will continue this year.

Lectures will be pre-recorded and accessible on demand starting at 6 am EST (Sydney) on the Saturday. You should try to get through material on the weekend but if this proves difficult due to illness or rostering, this year the material will be accessible throughout the following week and through to the Sunday evening!


Note that lectures will not be live-streamed; all lectures will be available on demand throughout the week. Questions for guest lecturers via the Q&A portal can be posted at any time.