Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Richard SUGRUE (email: RJSugrue@ntu.edu.sg)
Academic Unit: 3 AU
Availability: Semester 1
Course Type: BS-Major PE, BMS-Major-PE
Language of instruction: English
Teaching hours: Lectures: 24 hours; Tutorials: 11 hours
- Recognise how viruses differ from other microorganisms.
- Understand the fundamentals of virus replication.
- Understand the current advances in antivirus strategies and diagnostics.
- Recognise the relevance of emerging virus infection in a local and international context.
- Recognise the clinical and economic importance of virus infections.
Content: This course introduces virology at a more advanced level.
- Overview of virus replication strategies.
- Current advances in antivirus strategies.
- Current advances in virus diagnostics.
- More in-depth examination of viruses that are of both regional and global importance.
- Discuss the fundamentals of virus replication.
- Discuss the economic and clinical importance of virus infection in the regional and global context.
- Discuss the latest developments in virus prophylaxis, therapeutics and diagnostics.
- Define some of the current focuses on virus research (in a global context).
- Critically evaluate and discuss the reporting of virus disease by others e.g. in the media.
- Human Virology 3rd Edition; Leslie Collier and John Oxford.
- Virology Principles and Applications; John Carter and Venetia Saunders.
- Fundamentals of Molecular Virology; Nicholas Acheson.
- Fields Virology 5th Edition (or latest edition). Knipe, Howley et al
*Prerequisites for Incoming Exchange Students: Equivalent of Year 2 or Higher Biology or Biotechnology major