Virology (C7102)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module introduces the infectious agents that cause common human diseases. The discovery of the infectious agents, and their life-cycles and contribution to the disease process will also be explored. You will look at the molecular biology underlying the mode of action of current therapeutic strategies, and address - during small-group tutorials - specific aspects of the pathogenesis caused by individual infectious agents .

You will gain key skills through practical work.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: