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VIRO3902: Medical and Applied Virology (Advanced)

This unit is based on the VIRO3002 course with inclusion of tutorials, including with leading research medical virologists, enabling students to gain additional experience with cutting edge virology research. The content of this unit may change from year to year based on research interests within the department.

Code VIRO3902
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BMED2404 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02 or MICR2X22)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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VIRO3002
Assumed knowledge:
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Fundamental concepts of microorganisms and biomolecules

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of the scientific foundations and clinical applications of medical and applied virology
  • LO2. define prevention strategies to the control of viral infections
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of, and training in, laboratory techniques used to diagnose infections caused by viruses
  • LO4. develop effective skills in problem-solving and self-directed learning
  • LO5. demonstrate advanced oral communication skills as a presenter in a virology conference style setting
  • LO6. demonstrate the capacity to critically evaluate the scientific literature on a virology topic and present this in a written form as a scientific review article
  • LO7. demonstrate the capacity to work in a tutorial setting to question key aspects of current medical virology research.