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BTK4330 Molecular Virology 7 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2014–2015 X
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Biolääketieteellisen teknologian yksikkö
Curricula 2011 – 2012
BIKE4330 Molecular Virology 7 ECTS


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

Molecular virology is an advanced course on structure and function of viruses partucularly on their molecular biology and genetics.

Learning outcomes

The students learn to understand viruses as particles containing inside the capsid a nucleic acid genome that make them infectious. In addition, they will learn viral inbuilt developmental programmes, representing paradigms for the broader understanding of gene expression and development.


Bacteriophages, plant and animal viruses will be covered, but with an emphasis on major classes of pathogenic viruses exemplifying different mechanistic principles, including retroviruses, herpesviruses and picornaviruses. Regulatory circuitry, viral evolution, evasion of host defenses and vaccine development will also be addressed.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
In English
suullinen esitys esseen aiheesta  Project / practical work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

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