Introductory Virology


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. Transferable for UC credit.
Life Sciences 7A, 7B and 23L.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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