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Molecular virology and viral pathogenesis (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Peter Wright

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject will cover molecular aspects of virus replication and introduce the students to the mechanisms used by viruses in causing disease in infected hosts. The focus will be on human and animal viruses, with lesser emphasis on plant viruses. The molecular properties of RNA- and DNA-containing viruses will be presented. The lecture material will be supported by practical experiments which demonstrate both classical techniques in animal virology and the methods of recombinant DNA used to analyse virus replication.

Assessment: Written theory examination (2 hours) 50% + Theory of practical examination (1.5 hours) 35% + Laboratory reports and practical class assessment 15%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour laboratory class or tutorial/video presentation per week

Prerequisites: At least two of MIC2011, MIC2022, MOL2011, MOL2022, BMS2052 or BMS2062

Prohibitions: MIC3021

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