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Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Discusses cellular, molecular, genetic, and immunological principles that govern viral infection. Presents a survey of main virus groups with detailed discussion of several representative human pathogens. Topics include replication strategies, pathogenesis, carcinogenesis, vaccination, and the use of viruses as tools in molecular and cell biology. Emphasizes interactions of viral and host cell processes.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss basic mechanisms of animal virus replication
Discuss basic cellular and host responses to viral infection
Become familiar with the major virus families that cause human disease
Discuss the mechanisms by which viruses in these families cause disease
Discuss how viruses in these families are transmitted and maintained in populations

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a mid-term and a final examination.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Friday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required for MMI students.