HMX Immunology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 70 days
HMX Immunology covers principles that are important for understanding how the immune system fights disease, and shows how these concepts apply to new patient treatments. Learners are eligible to earn a certificate from Harvard Medical School. 
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In the HMX Immunology course from Harvard Medical School HMX, you’ll learn about the processes that enable our immune systems to respond to evolving threats, and understand new, immunology-based disease treatments that are changing the practice of medicine.

HMX courses cover fundamental medical concepts through detailed visualizations, real-world scenarios, and genuine doctor-patient interactions, with ongoing assessments to ensure content mastery. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Starts: April 2  |  Deadline: March 12
    • Starts: May 7  | Deadline: April 16
    • Starts: June 4  |  Deadline: May 14
    • Starts: September 3  | Deadline: August 13
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Intensity 3 hrs/week
    • Duration description
      You can expect to spend 3 - 6 hours per week for a single course.
  • Languages
    • English
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  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Topics covered include:
  • innate immunity and inflammation
  • microbial recognition and responses
  • Antibodies
  • lymphocyte development and diversity
  • T cell activation by antigens
  • T cell-dependent B cell responses
  • helper T cells
  • cytotoxic T cells
  • failures of the immune system
  • novel immune therapies
HMX Immunology is offered during approximately 10-week periods throughout the year and includes a variety of videos, interactive graphics, and assessments to check your learning. The courses are set up to release lessons weekly; however students are able to move through the lessons at their own pace. (Once new lessons are released, you still have access to previous lessons.) Students must finish all assessments and the final exam before the course closes. You can expect to spend 3 - 6 hours per week for a single course. 


HMX Immunology  is appropriate for those considering or advancing in health care and related careers, including students preparing for medical school and other health care programs and current professionals in a variety of fields looking to build their knowledge.


Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD, is a professor at Harvard Medical School and a senior pathologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD, is a professor at Harvard Medical School and an immunologist and geneticist at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

An application is required for all HMX courses, including a nonrefundable $35 application fee. You will need to fill out a brief application that gives us some basic information about you and what you hope to get out of the HMX courses. You will also need to confirm that you’ve met the recommended prerequisites.We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics; however, advanced knowledge of these topics is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National

    800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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The enrollment fee for each HMX course is US$800.


 If you sign up for a multi-course bundle, you receive a significant discount: US$1000 total for a two-course bundle (US$500 per course), US$1425 total for a three-course bundle ($475 per course), US$1800 total for a four-course bundle (US$450 per course), or US$2125 total for a five-course bundle ($425 per course). 

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