1. LECTURES (Large-size Groups)
1.1. STRUCTURE and REGULATION OF THE VIRAL CYCLE
1.1.1. Structure and composition of viral particles: the capsid
1.1.2. Structure and composition of viral particles: the genome
1.1.3. Introduction to the viral cycle
1.1.4. Adsorption and penetration
1.1.5. Regulation of gene expression
1.1.6. Assembly, maturation and release
1.2. EPIDEMIOLOGY and VIRAL PATHOGENESIS
1.2.1. Principles of viral ecology and epidemiology
1.2.2. Viral pathogens: EBOLA
1.2.3. Viral pathogens: the FLU
1.2.4. Viral pathogens: the HIV and the AIDS epidemics
2. LABORATORY EXERCISES (Small-size Groups)
2.1. Quantification of viral particles
2.2. One Step Growth cycle: kinetics of phage infection and host dynamics
Evaluation is done through two main activities: a lab report and a final exam.
Attendance to laboratory exercises is mandatory to pass the course.
The final mark results from:
LAB REPORT (LR): This activity consists of answering questions about experimental results obtained during the correspondent laboratory exercises (Small-size Groups). The mark obtained in this activity contributes 25% to the final mark. This activity cannot be retaken.
EXAM (EX): This exam encompasses all the theoretical content of the subject (Large-size Groups). The mark of this exam must be higher than (or equal to) 4 to contribute a 75% to the final mark. Students that get marks below 4 must retake the exam.
The final mark results from the sum of both activities weighted by their contribution, that is 25% LR + 75% EX. To pass the course the student should get a mark higher than (or equal to) 5.
REMEDIAL ACTIVITIES: Students that get a final mark <5 (or <4 in the Exam) can only retake the final exam. This second exam will have the same evaluation criterium and conditions set for the previous exam and it will be scheduled during the examination period.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
To pass the course, students have to:
a) attend practical sessions (Lab exercises).
b) submit the Lab Report in due time.
c) complete the final Exam.
Students that do not attend practical sessions and do not submit any of the evaluation activities will be considered as NON-PRESENTED.