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MB4404 Viral Pathogenesis and Infections
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Priority to students on the MSc in Molecular Medical Microbiology, MSc Clinical Microbiology and MSc Microbiology and Immunology.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Degree in Life Science or other relevant degree

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will illustrate how viruses interact with cells, what are the underlying molecular mechanisms of infection and replication, and how these interactions lead to clinical disease. Module Web Links:
   
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:
    Specific Activities are not listed

    Method of Assessment: 

    Inclass Exam 1 (Written) 50 Written paper. 3 questions to answer - 1 Hour 30 Mins 
    Inclass Exam 2 (Written) 50 MCQ exam - 1 hour 30 minutes 

    Convenor: 
    Professor W Irving

    Education Aims:  This module will illustrate how viruses interact with cells, what are the underlying molecular mechanisms of infection and replication, and how these interactions lead to clinical disease.

    Learning Outcomes:  This module will address:

    1. The molecular basis of the pathogenicity of a number of important human viral pathogens.

    2. Important clinical features (presentation, diagnosis, prognosis and management) of infection with these agents.

    3. Particular emphasis will be given to the pathogenesis and clinical features of infection caused by the human-herpes viruses, human immunodeficiency virus, and hepatitis viruses.

    4. Mechanisms and clinical usage of currently licensed antiviral drugs.

    Offering School:  Life Sciences


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