This course explores the viral world and its diversity along with its role in epidemic diseases and cancer.
What you can learn.
- Assess major human viral threats along with the drugs used for treatment
- Detect and evaluate biological properties of bacterial and animal viruses
- Classify and compare various influenza viruses
About this course:This course covers the biological properties of bacterial and animal viruses, replication, methods of detection, interactions with host cells, and multicellular hosts. Topics provide a general overview of the viral world and its diversity. The main focus will be on comparing the different viral taxa, especially their replication mechanisms; interactions with host cell/organisms; and their role as etiological agents of epidemic diseases, cancer, and heart conditions. Their use as molecular tools will also be discussed.
Fall 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Lecture three hours.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 6, 2020. Internet access required.