How Genetic Engineering and Immunology Affect Your Life

How Genetic Engineering and Immunology Affect Your Life

Having trouble making sense of all the bioscience jargon in the headlines? This course assumes no prior knowledge of biology, but will help you understand the basics of immunology and infectious disease as well as how vaccines and anti-viral drugs and antibiotics work.

We will also look at DNA technology, including DNA fingerprinting, genetic engineering in industry and medicine and cancer as a disease of failures in DNA repair.  Future pandemic threats will be discussed.

Slides will be provided- no frantic note taking and there will be time for discussions of the material.

Please Note:

Due to the pandemic, room lets at Harris Academy are unfortunately unavailable for this term.

Online enrolment will open on Wednesday 26/01/22 at 6pm and close at 6pm on Wednesday 02/02/2022. The cost for this term is £56.
    • Online classes commence remotely via Zoom, Tuesday 08/02/22, 18:30pm – 20:30pm for 8 weeks until 29/03/2022.
    • View our speedy guide to Zoom here
    • Click here to download the DNA Technology & Immunology evaluation form. Please email completed form to


Classes are run by Harris Education Recreation and Recreation Association HERA