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Introduction to Virology

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Science
Code:
MSF14
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for scientific/medical writers with little or no background in virology, or those interested in refreshing or updating their knowledge on the fundamentals of the subject. It is particularly relevant for writers working in such areas as infectious diseases, vaccines, and immunology. Participants should already have a basic understanding of molecular biology (DNA - RNA - protein).
Objective:
To enable writers to understand and appreciate the basic principles of virology, and how these principles are applied in the medical sciences
Content:
The workshop will cover the following topics: · Brief history of virology · Relevant virology terminology · Structure and function of viruses · Viral diseases and their prevention and control · Biotechnological and therapeutic applications of virology