Course outline:Virology (24444)

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Course Description

* Instructor Name: Ghaleb Adwan

* Instructor Ext. Number and e-mail: 2372;

* Course Title: Virology

* Course Number: 24444

* Is the Course Compulsory or Elective: Ellective

* Course Credit Hours: 3

* Teaching Language: English

* Course Pre-requisition: 24341

* References:

Principles of Molecular Virology byCann AJ., 4th ed., Amsterdam, 2005.

Virology: Principles and Applications by Carter JB and Saunders VA., John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2007.

Viruses and Human Disease by Strauss JH and Strauss EG., Academic Press San Diago, 2002.

Jawetz, Melnick, and Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, by Brookset al., 23rd ed., 2006.

Course Objective: This course aims for understanding and covering of some basic subjects in virology such as viruses structure, Taxonomy, methods of virus replication, viral genetic and evolution, methods of diagnosis, how viruses produce cancers, bacteriophages, and how to control viral diseases.

Course Summary: The students will be familiar with basic subjects related to viruses.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students will be familiar and have knowledge with viruses structure, viruses classification, replication of viruses, viral genetic and evolution, methods of diagnosis, how viruses produce cancers, bacteriophages, uses of viruses as vectors and in gene therapy and how to control viral diseases.

Grade Distribution:

Course work                                                        Percent (%)                         date                                        

First Exam                                            25                                12/10/2009                 

Second Exam.                                      25                                16/11/2009                 

Final Exam                                           50

Course Content

1. Introduction                                                                                                                                     

2. Virus Structure                                                                                                                                

3. Taxonomy                                                                                                                                        

4. Virus Replication                                                                                                                                             

5. Viral Genetic and Evolution                                                                                                           

6. Viruses and Cancer                                                                                                                         

7. Virus transmission and Principles of Viral Diseases                                                                 

8. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases                                                                                      

9. Bacterial viruses (bacteriophages)                                                                                                               

10. The Pathogenesis of AIDS                                                                                                                         

11. Control viral diseases