Biology

BIOL3493Introduction to Virology3 ch (3C)

This course covers the fundamental features of virology including the structure and classification of viruses. We will examine the processes of viral attachment, replication, expression and assembly, and discuss various virus-host interactions including transmission, latency, evolution and disease. Modern advances in virology will also be addressed such as antivirals, vaccines, prion diseases and viral ecology.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2023. Recommended: BIOL 2063, BIOL 2068.