MOL3020 - Virologi

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Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer D

Faglig innhold

The course will give an overview of medically important virus families, their replication strategies and mechanisms for development of viral infectious diseases. Topics will include taxonomy, replication strategies, pathogenicity and transmission of viruses and, additionally, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of viral diseases. Antiviral immunity and viral evasion will also be covered. Common human viral infections will be the main focus of the course, and emphasis will be put on virus-host interactions as a key to understanding the diversity of viruses and viral diseases.


After completing the course MOL3020, the student should be able to:
- describe elements of the viral life cycle,
- explain viral replication strategies and compare replication mechanisms used by viruses relevant for human disease,
- explain host antiviral immune mechanisms,
- describe viral strategies to evade host immune and cellular factors (by use of examples of viruses relevant for human disease),
- discuss principles of virus pathogenesis,
- describe methods used for laboratory diagnosis of viral infections,
-explain vaccine strategies and mechanisms of antiviral drugs,
- coherently report outcomes of virological research in oral and written output

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures and alternative methods of teaching.
Teaching and exam will be in English. If few candidates sign up alternative examination may be considered and used.


Will be presented at the start of the semester.


Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Vår ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 D 29.05.2018 09:00

Vurderingsordning: Muntlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Høst UTS Muntlig eksamen 100/100 04.12.2017
  • * Skriftlig eksamen plasseres på rom 3 dager før eksamensdato.
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