Virology

Module code: BS3035

Module co-ordinator: Dr Alan Cann

In this module we will take a molecular approach to the subject of virology, looking in particular at strategies of viral replication and the pathogenesis of viral diseases.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to virology
  • Virus particles
  • Virus genomes
  • Virus replication
  • Virus expression
  • Virus infections
  • Virus pathogenesis
  • Subviral infectious agents

Learning

  • 30 one-hour lectures
  • 6 one-hour tutorials

Assessment

  • Exam, 3 hours (70%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (25%)
  • Essay plan (5%)