Virology

Module code: BS2031

‘Virology’ takes a molecular approach to the study of viruses by focusing on the strategies of virus replication and the pathogenesis of viral diseases.

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to virology 
  • Virus particles 
  • Virus genomes 
  • Virus replication 
  • Virus expression 
  • Virus infections 
  • Virus pathogenesis 
  • Sub-viral infectious agents 

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 9 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 119 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Single Best Answer assessment, 90 minutes (50%)
  • Virology techniques report, 1,500 words (50%)