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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Introductory Virology.
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Lecture three hours. Online weekly one hour discussion through the Canvas Learning Management System. Enrollment limited to 30 students.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 1, 2018. No refund after October 8, 2018. Internet access required.