Course material will assume familiarity with general and molecular virology.
By the time the students finish the course, they should be able to:
- Describe the basic of clinical virology and the most relevant human viruses
- Describe the basic principles of virus variability and evolution
- Describe the mechanism of action of currently licensed antivirals
- Describe how viruses become resistant to antiviral drugs
The course provides a general overview of clinical virology, antivirals and antiviral mechanisms. Special focus is devoted to natural and acquired drug resistance.
Medical microbiology / Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. 8th edition. Elsevier.
Lecture files are provided as the core teaching material. In addition, recent review articles on antiviral drug resistance may be indicated.
Ten 3-hour lectures.
Multiple-choice test assessment.