Virology (MB3333)


CLO: 1. To describe the essential concepts of virology to demonstrate the nature and major components of viruses, classification of viruses, replication and principles of viral diagnostic procedures.
CLO: 2. To explain the human viruses causing the most important diseases, its prevention and treatment, and virus-host interactions.
CLO: 3. To apply the use of viruses for medical benefits (i.e. gene therapy, vaccines, phage therapy (Bacteriophages) etc.).


1 General introduction of virology and viruses
2 Classification of viruses, architecture and nomenclature
3 Replication of viruses
4 Virus-host interactions
5 Host resistance to viral infection • Immune responses
6 • Polioviruses • Rabies • Influenza
7 • Herpes viruses • Poxviruses • Hepatitis B viruses
8 • Basic virological methods • Principles of viral diagnostic procedures
9 • HIV and other retroviruses • Emerging viruses of zoonotic and veterinary importance
10 Viruses and cancer • Oncoviruses and oncolytic viruses
11 • Plant Viruses • Bacteriophages (bacterial viruses)
12 • Epidemiology • Exploiting viruses as gene therapy and vaccines vectors
13 Antiviral Agents, viral prophylaxis
14 Interferon and Chemotherapeutic agents
15 Viruses and bioterrorism
16 Revision and discussion