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Titel Human Viral Diseases: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis
Kursnummer 5237
Program Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2021-11-01 -- 2021-11-05
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Särskild behörighet Ingen
Kursens syfte The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire a good knowledge on mechanisms and pathogenesis related to viral infection in humans.
Kursens lärandemål The course should give knowledge of molecular virology with special consideration to the role of virology within medicine. On completion of the course the student is expected to:

- Be able to account for taxonomic subdivision of viruses.
- Be able to account for the most important human pathogenetic viruses.
- Be able to account for the molecular mechanisms of the virus life cycle
- Be able to account for emerging viruses and pandemics
- Be able to account for viral pathogenesis
- Be able to account for virological methods in research
- Be able to account for viral immunology, antiviral therapy and vaccination.
Kursens innehåll Virus taxonomy, important human pathogenic viruses, virus structure, infection process at cell level and organism level, pathogenesis, epidemiology, molecular interactions between viruses and host cells, genetic stability of viruses, influence on host cell growth control, immune response against viruses, virus vaccines, antiviral drugs, virus vectors for gene therapy
Arbetsformer The course will be given over one week (full time). The teaching is mainly through lectures/seminars. The lectures include introduction to the various topics (described above).
Obligatoriska moment All seminars and lectures. Absence needs to be compensated for in agreement with the course leader. More than one day of absence cannot be compensated for.
Examination Written exam containing open questions.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Handouts given by the lecturers. Reference book: Flint, S. J., Racaniello, V.R., Rall, G.F., Skalka, A.M. and Enquist, L.W.: Principles of Virology, Volume 1: Molecular Biology. 4th edition. ASM Press (2015)
Antal studenter 8 - 20
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
Övrig information The course may be held online in 2021
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Kursansvarig Benedict Chambers
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Benedict.Chambers@ki.se
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