1. LECTURES (Large-size Groups)
1.1. GENERAL VIROLOGY
1.1.1. Structure and composition of viral particles: the capside
1.1.2. Structure and composition of viral particles: the genome
1.1.3. Manipulation, identification and counting viruses at the lab
1.1.4. Introduction to the viral cycle
1.1.5. Adsorption and viral penetration
1.1.6. Regulation of viral gene expression
1.1.7. Virion maturation and release
1.2. EPIDEMIOLOGY and VIRAL PATHOGENESIS
1.2.1. Principles of viral pathogenesis
1.2.2. Prophylaxis and therapeutics: vaccines and antivirals
1.2.3. Main viral pathogens (DNA)
1.2.4. Main viral pathogens (RNA)
2. LABORATORY EXERCISES (Small-size Groups)
2.1. One Step Growth cycle: kinetics of phage infection and host dynamics
Evaluation is carried out through two main activities: a lab report and a final exam. It is mandatory to attend laboratory exercises during the scheduled period to pass the course.
The final mark results from the addition of specific contributions of the two activities, as follows:
LAB REPORT (LR): This activity consists in answering several questions related to experimental results obtained during lab exercises (Small-size Groups). The mark obtained in this activity contributes 25% to the final mark of the course. This activity can not be retaken.
EXAM (EX): This exam will include questions referring to the theoretical content of the course (Large-size Groups). The mark of this exam must be equal to or higher than 4 to contribute a 75% to the final mark of the course. Students that get marks below 4 must retake the exam.
The final mark of the course results from the sum of individual contributions of each evaluation activity, that is: 25% LAB REPORT + 75% EXAM. To pass the course the student should get a mark equal to or higher than 5.
RESIT ACTIVITIES: Those 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 criteria and conditions set for the first one and it will be scheduled during the examination period.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
To pass the course, students have to:
a) To attend practical sessions (Lab exercises).
b) To submitt the Lab Report in due time.
c) To complete the Exam.
Students that do not attend practical sessions and do not submitt any of the evaluation activities will be considered as NON-PRESENTED.