BIOL 330 Virology/Immunology


A course examining the fundamental facts and concepts of the fields of both Virology and Immunology. The Virology component, approximately one quarter of the course, introduces the key features of viral structure, function, pathogenesis and epidemiology in the context of example viruses that cause significant human disease. The Immunology component of this course examines the components of the vertebrate immune system and how they interact to defend the organism against pathogens, how a dysfunctional immune system can cause disease, and how knowledge of the immune system can be applied in areas such as transplant medicine and the immunotherapy of cancer.