Fall 2019 - HSCI 338 D100
Animal Virology (3)
Class Number: 2622
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Fri, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2019
Wed, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
1 778 782-3171
Prerequisites:MBB 222, or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: BISC 303.
Animal virology in the context of viral diseases in humans and animals. Animal viruses, their replication, virus-host interactions and viral diseases.
This course is an introductory lecture course for virology focused on animal viruses (no discussion on plant virus and bacteriophages). It covers basic concepts and topics in the context of viral diseases in human and animals. Specifically, virus structure, replication, virus-host interactions and a few specific viral diseases will be discussed. Prior knowledge in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology will help. This course is a vital prerequisite for Virology Laboratory (HSCI 441) that will be offered in 2020 spring.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
1. Define and discuss technical terms and concepts used in the field of animal virology and viral infectious diseases.
2. Comprehend different viruses in their replication in the host, transmission, infection cycle and host interaction.
3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of several experimental approaches used in modern and classical virology.
4. Discuss some current issues related to virology and vial diseases in scientific ways from virological angle.
- Class participation 10%
- Midterms (x2, 25 % each) 50%
- Final Exam 40%
There will be one 3-hour class each week that will include lectures and discussion.
MBB 222, BISC 303 (co-requisite) or permission of the instructor.
Nigel J. Dimmock, Andrew J. Easton, and Keith N. Leppard. Introduction to Modern Virology. 7th Edition. 2016. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. Available on line from SFU library.
ISBN: 9781119094524 EBOOK
David M. Knipe and Peter Howley. Fields Virology. 6th Edition. 2013. Wolters Kluwer. Available on line from SFU library.
This book is a canonical reference book for animal (mostly human) viruses that cause diseases.
ISBN: 9781469874227 EBOOK
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