BIOL-371 Introduction to Virology and Viral Diseases
Spring for 2017-2018
The general principles of virology will be conveyed first using examples from a variety of natural and model viral systems. These principles will be reinforced and expanded in subsequent lectures dealing with specific viruses that cause acute and chronic infections in humans with a variety of disease sequelae. The course will include problem solving approaches in virology and viral disease pathogenesis using examples from published experimental data and relevant clinical and epidemiologic observations. Students will acquire the fluency needed to participate in verbal discussions of key issues and problems in virology and viral diseases, and also be taught to ask pertinent scientific questions to solve such problems.
This course is offered at the junior/senior level; sophomores must obtain permission from instructor. This course applies towards the concentration in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology for Biology majors.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: BIOL 103
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