Basic & clinical Virology

MELT 312 Basic and Clinical Virology

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Basic and Clinical Virology.
Code:                          MELT 312.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Credit hrs. – 2.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           3rd level - Spring.
Department offering the course:     Medical Laboratory Technology/Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is involved with understanding basic concepts in clinical virology and diagnostic testing.

COURSE AIM
This course is an offshoot of microbiology and immunology, covering the basic principles of viral structure and classification, in addition to discussing viruses of medical significance.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using personal computer, data show and white board.
Laboratory experiments
Research work.
Group discussion.
Video films.

LIST OF REFERENCES
Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology; 6th Edition (2009) – Arie Zuckerman. John Wiley & Sons Publishing (http://www.wiley.com).
Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology; 1st Edition (2010) – Brian Mahy. Academic Press Publishing (www.elsevier.com).   
http://jvi.asm.org/
http://aids-clinical-care.jwatch.org/
http://infectious-diseases.jwatch.org/
www.who.emro.int
www.sciencedirect.com
www.medscape.com
www.pubmed.com