Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Lecture Course 18.1.2021 - 9.3.2021
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Examination 15.4.2021 - 15.4.2021
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Examination 2.6.2021 - 2.6.2021
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Online Examination 4.6.2020 - 4.6.2020
Cancelled CANCELLED: Viruses - lectures 3 Cr General Examination 2.4.2020 - 2.4.2020
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Lecture Course 14.1.2020 - 26.2.2020
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr General Examination 4.4.2019 - 4.4.2019
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr General Examination 13.12.2018 - 13.12.2018
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Lecture Course 10.9.2018 - 30.11.2018
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Exam retake 20.4.2018 - 20.4.2018
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Exam retake 23.2.2018 - 23.2.2018
Viruses - lectures 3 Cr Lecture Course 4.9.2017 - 30.11.2017

Target group

Compulsory in the Virology Module and optional in the Environmental microbiology, Food microbiology and biotechnology, Medical microbiology, Microbial biotechnology and Microbiology modules of the Master’s Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Also other students interested in virology can take the course.

Prerequisites

Students understand the basic processes of gene expression as well as prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function.

Learning outcomes

Students can describe the most important steps of a viral life cycle and recognize the similarities and differences among viruses infecting different types of host cells. Students know how viruses spread and can give examples of symptoms of viral infections. Students master the basic concepts of virology and are able to apply those concepts to different situations e.g. in problem-solving. Students are able to evaluate public information about viruses and can critically discuss its validity. Students can describe antiviral strategies used to prevent or cure viral infections.

Timing

1st year in Master’s studies

Period III

Contents

Molecular aspects of viral structure and life cycle. Viruses infecting different host organisms (prokaryotes, plants and animals). Impact of viral infection on host organism and epidemiology of infection.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Activating questions and polls during the lectures for feedback of understanding of the subjects taught on that lecture.

Study materials

Lecture handouts (obligatory). Indicated chapters from Carter and Sounders “Virology, principles and applications”, 2nd Ed (voluntary).

Assessment practices and criteria

Evaluation based on exam with grading from 0 to 5 (0=fail).

Relation to other study units

Replaces the course 528006 Virukset 3 cr.

Completion methods

Course consists of lectures (16 h) by lecturers experts in their field. Lecture attendance is voluntary. The course is assessed using an exam.