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

Human retroviruses: HIV and AIDS  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S001012
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
2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Description of the discovery, the origin and epidemiology of HIV.
Description at the molecular level of the infectious cycle, structure, morphology, genome variability and serotypes.
Description of the infection, pathogenesis, genetic resistance to the virus.
Therapeutic approaches, development of new drugs and microbicides, issues related to the development of the vaccine, new therapeutic perspectives.

Syllabus

Discovery
Origin
Epidemiology
Infectious cycle
genome
structure
resistance to HIV
Pathogenesis
Treatment and HAART
Vaccines
Microbicides
New therapeutic perspectives
A cure for AIDS

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Maga AIDS, la verità negata (Edizione 1) Zanichelli 2014 978-8-849-00480-9
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

Suitability based on attendance (at least 4 lessons out of 5)
Dates and time: 8 - 13 - 15 - 20 - 22 April 2021, 15-17*.
Location: zoom link**
Recommended year(s): 1-6

*: dates and times will be definitively confirmed as soon as the timetables of the frontal lessons of the second semester of the teacher will be available.

**: the zoom link will be provided close to the first lesson to the enrolled students





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