Molecular Virology
Reference DHBIOM00000050
Taught in Majors List Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 25.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 32.0
Studytime (D) 180.0
Studypoints (E) 6
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Bruno Verhasselt
Department GE06
Co-lecturers Geert Leroux-Roels
Key Words

Virus, molecular biology, biotechnology, virus-host interaction, viral oncogenesis

Position of the Course

Starting from the knowledge acquired during previous microbiology lectures, viral life cycles are molecularly elaborated, including molecular interactions between host and virus


Starting Competences

Having successfully completed the courses Microbiology, Molecular biology I, Molecular biology II and Human pathogenesis from the bachelor program biomedical sciences, or having acquired the relevant ending objectives by other means.

Final Competences

  • To possess extensive knowledge in molecular virology.
  • To have knowledge of some actual research topics in virology.
  • To be able to critically evaluate scientific publications in the field.
  • To be able to draft a research project in the field and to defend this in public.

Teaching and Learning Material

Hand-outs, selected scientific publications and web resources: english, for free or at the cost of the copies


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

Lecturer, assisted by experts and assistents

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures; ;

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation throughout semester as well as during examination period. Special conditions: Evaluation autonomous work (50%) Final exam (50%)

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: oral open-book exam, written preparation
During semester: graded project reports; graded oral presentation. Second chance: Possible in adapted form
Frequency: On each contact

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