Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 4475:Virology

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIOL 3300 ; Recommended - BIOL 3340   
This course will explore current concepts associated with the field of virology. The structure and genetic composition of viruses as well as strategies for replication and expression of viral genetic material will be explored. Mechanisms of viral pathogenesis will be presented. In addition, current methods for viral diagnostics, prevention of viral infection and treatment of infected individuals will be presented within the context of viruses of historical significance as well as newly emergent viruses of current medical concern. Novel infectious agents such as satellites, viroids and prions will also be discussed.



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