Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Molecular biology of emerging viruses  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
0729M
Name of lecturer
Donato Zipeto
Coordinator
Donato Zipeto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
BIO/11 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 23, 2015 al May 29, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Corsi elettivi 2° semestre

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Learning outcomes

Emerging Viruses: definition, epidemiology, dynamics, zoonoses.
Description of the characteristics, biology, the infectious cycle, epidemiology, as well as the prospects for development of drugs and / or vaccines against emerging viruses that raised public attention and concerns in recent years (Hantavirus, Arbovirus, West Nile , Chikunguya, Nipah, Hendra, Monkeypox, etc.).
Particular focus on the following pathogens: SARS coronavirus and MERS coronavirus, influenza (including avian flu and swine flu), Ebola Virus / Maburg, HIV and AIDS.

Syllabus

Introduction
Definition
Epidemiology
Dinamics
Zoonoses
West Nile, Chikunguya, Nipah, Nedra, Monkeypox
Hantavirus, Ebola, Marburg, other Arboviruses
Spanish flu
Avian flu
Swine flu
SARS coronavirus
MERS coronavirus





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