[vc_row el_class=”inner-body-content” css=”.vc_custom_1668508671585{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE OBJECTIVES” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1668508655287{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The course will emphasize on the reproductive mechanisms of viruses within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal and human viruses, although selected bacterial viruses will be discussed.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1668508607071{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]CLO: 1. To describe the essential concepts of virology to demonstrate the nature and major components of viruses, classification of viruses, replication and principles of viral diagnostic procedures.
CLO: 2. To explain the human viruses causing the most important diseases and virus-host interactions
CLO: 3. To apply the use of viruses for medical benefits (i.e. gene therapy and anti-cancer)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]