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 20, 2017 al May 26, 2017.

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

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Maga Occhio ai virus (Edizione 1) Zanichelli 2016 978-88-08-17380-5
David Quammen Spillover. L'evoluzione delle pandemie Adelphi 2014 978-8-845-92929-8

Assessment methods and criteria

IT IS NECESSARY TO ATTEND AT LEAST 8 hours

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017






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