Viruses are microorganisms constituted by sequences of genetic material encased in a protein capsule, which hijack the cellular machinery of eukaryotes to multiply themselves. Although viruses have adopted this strategy as a mechanism for survival apparently out of evolutionary pressure, many people are reluctant to refer to viruses as living organisms—precisely because of this reason. In clinical practice, viruses continue to be an everyday challenge as the causal factors of a long list of ailments of varying severity, from a simple cold to acquired immunodeficiency (caused by HIV).
In this course, the student will be introduced to the main families of viruses and their most notable members in clinical practice. Basic concepts of virology will also be covered.
For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, histology, and physiology.
very clear and detailed explanations,basics and detailed information is well explained.
He was very wholesome,calm,clear composed and his use of references to his experience were wonderful.
More emphasis on how the usmle style questioning will be asked
I like all your lectures, you give a great explanation of the material, thank you, Professor!