Medical and Applied Virology (Advanced) (VIRO3902)


This unit is available to students who have performed well in VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 and 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.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 4 hour practical per week (as per VIRO3002), and interactive 1-hour tutorials.


One 2-hour exam covering lecture material, one 2-hour theory of practical exam, written assignments and oral presentation (100%).


Knipe and Howley. Fields Virology. 6th edition 2013. Available freely as an electronic resource from the University of Sydney library.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

[(6 credit points of MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX) and (a mark of 75 in 6 credit points of MICR2XXX or BCHM2XXX or BIOL2XXX or IMMU2XXX or PCOL2XXX or PHSI2XXX or GENE2XXX)] OR [BMED2401 and (a mark of 75 in BMED2404) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X]



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.