260.623.01 Fundamental Virology
- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- 1st term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W F, 3:30 - 4:50pm
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 Objectives:
- 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.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Required for MMI students. All students taking this course should have a good cell biology background.