Virology and Cell Technology (INIM5002)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of medical virology and cell technology that will enable them to work effectively as laboratory personnel in relevant hospital laboratories, clinics or research institutions. Students will develop skills in evaluation of scientific literature, in problem-solving and in scientific communication that will enable them to develop careers as administrators or policy-makers in hospitals, health care organisations or government bodies. The core of the program is a series of lectures, given face-to-face and/or available online. Practical classes will focus on the identification of viruses and cell culture technology, and on techniques used in research investigations and will be conducted in an appropriately equipped student laboratory.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity
- Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Laboratory)
- Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity
- Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Laboratory)
- Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Laboratory) and Master of Philosophy
- Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
Further unit of study information
2x1hr lectures/week; 1x4hr practical/tutorial class/week
1x2hr written examination based on lecture content (50%), 1x2hr theory of practical examination (15%) and progressive assessment (35%) including oral presentation and written assignment.
The following texts are good basic virology books and cover all the topics covered in lectures. Basic Virology, Wagner, Hewlett, Bloom and Camerini, Blackwell Publishing, 3rd Ed, 2008 Introduction to Modern Virology, N.J Dimmock, A.J, Easton and K.N Leppa
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