Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Virology

ECTS

6

Learning outcomes

After completion of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
OB1-Define a virus, identify its structural components and define their functions
OB2-Identify the different viral replication strategies
OB3-Define the factors involved in viral variability as well as their consequences
OB4-Define the mechanisms involved in virus-cell interactions
OB5-Characterize the consequences of those interactions
OB6-Characterize the steps involved in virus-host interactions
OB7-Distinguish the pathogenic mechanisms underlying acute, chronic, local and systemic viral infections
OB8-Identify viral and host factors responsible for virus persistence
OB9-Define the mechanisms involved in viral latency and virus-induced cell transformation.
OB10-Define the characteristics of the main pathologies linked to viral infections.
OB11-Acknowledge the transmission routes, treatment and prevention of those infections.
OB12-Define and characterize the methods for diagnosis and monitoring of viral infections.

Syllabus

Lectures
CT1-Definition of virus. Characteristics of virus
CT2, 3-Structure and composition of virus
CT4-Viral genomes
CT5, 6-Virus-cell interactions
CT7-9-Host-virus interactions
CT10, 11- Family Herpesviridae
CT12-HPV
CT13, 14- Viral hepatitis
CT15-Enterovirus
CT16, 17-Viral respiratory infections
CT18-Viral gastroenteritis, rubella virus, parvovirus B19
CT19-21-Retroviruses
CT23, 24-Emergent viral infections and non-conventional agents
CT25, 26-Antiviral therapy

Practical classes
P1, 2- Organization and biosafety of a virology lab
P3, 4- Diagnostic methods of viral infections
P5- Diagnosis of HSV infection
P6- Diagnosis of CMV infection
P7- Diagnosis of rubella virus infection
P8- Diagnosis of viral respiratory infections
P9- Diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections
P10, 11- Diagnosis of HBV and HCV infections
P12, 13- Diagnosis of HIV infection

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