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as of 6/16/2019

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY: VIROLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 115
Full UC Title: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY: VIROLOGY 
Transcript Title: MED MICROBIO:VIRLGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course investigates how medically important viruses interact with their hosts to cause infection. The different outcomes possible for both the virus and the host cell, including clearance, persistence, carcinogenesis, and immunodeficiency, are discussed. This course also covers the strategies that different groups of viruses employ to replicate in host cells; their mechanisms for manipulating cellular biochemistry for their own ends; how viruses may be transmitted and detected; the pathogenic process; the host immune response to infection and the various mechanisms used by viruses to evade the host’s defenses; chemotherapeutic and vaccine strategies to control viral infection; and the exploitation of viruses as vectors for vaccine and gene therapy applications. Students understand fundamental concepts of viral replication, pathogenesis, and transmission; understand how viruses interact with host target cells and with host defense mechanisms; and apply relevant knowledge of replication, pathogenesis, immunity, and epidemiology of viruses to the determination of appropriate control strategies. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY: VIROLOGY 
Partner University Department: Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
Partner University Course Number: MIIM30014