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.


71%: Lecture
29%: Practical (Laboratory)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.