|| BS24010 |
|| VIROLOGY |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Dr Alexandre M Anesio |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Alexandre M Anesio |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 15 Hours 15 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 5 Hours 5 x 1 hour seminars |
|| Practical || 15 Hours 5 x 3 hours, including 3 x 3 hour workshops |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||70%|
This module has been developed to fill a long recognized gap in the provision of microbiology modules in Biological Sciences. Availability of this module will strengthen the Microbiology degree and it is also required for the proposed schemes Genetics & Human Health and Sports Science & Biology. It is also highly relevant for students from other current IBS degree schemes including Zoology and Zoology & Microbiology. Various aspects of virology are currently taught within other modules. They will be consolidated within this module giving virology a visible presence in several of our degree schemes.
Via a series of lectures, practicals and workshops the module will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature, pathogencity and epidemiology of animal and plant viruses, and of the nature and activity of bacterial viruses. The laboratory diagnosis and subsequent control of viral diseases will be considered as will the use of antiviral agents for their control.
To include coverage of general properties of viruses, nature of the virion, the virus host, quantification of viruses, general features of virus multiplication. Bacterial virus types e.g. RNA bacteriophages, DNA bacteriophages, transposable bacteriophages. Animal virus types e.g. papovaviruses, adenoviruses, human herpesviruses. Plant virus types, e.g. tobamoviruses, potyviruses, geminiviruses tospoviruses. Role of viruses in disease, mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis of viral disease, epidemiology and control. Antiviral agents. Prions.
To include student presentation of seminars of specific areas of virology. This will allow the participants a degree of specialization according to their degree scheme.
To include two practicals with bacteriophages
To include the presentation of group posters prepared on specific viral diseases and topical issues in virology.
Agrios G.N. (1997) Plant Pathology
4th edition. Academic Press
Dimmock NJ, Easton AJ, Leppard, KN (2001) Introduction to Modern Virology
5th edition. Blackwell Publishing
Madigan, MT, Martinko, JM, Parker, J (2003) Brock Biology of Microorganisms
10th edition. Prentice Hall
Murray, PR, Rosenthal, KS, Kobyashi, GS, Pfaller, MA (1998) Medical Microbiology
3rd edition. Mosby-Year book Inc.
This module is at CQFW Level 5