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740385A Virology, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 740385A  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Virology  Abbreviation Virology 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Thomas Kietzmann 

ECTS Credits 

5 credits

Language of instruction 



B.Sc. yr3 spring or M.Sc yr1-yr2 spring

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion students are able to:
• discuss the major groups of viruses and their infection and replication mechanisms
• present and discuss characteristic features of specific viruses and their relation to pathogenesis and immuni-ty
• describe diagnostic methods and antiviral therapy


The course covers basic aspects of virology. The main emphasis will be made on viral infection, replication, transcription, proteinsynthesis, virological diagnostics, infection kinetics, defense against viruses, ways of infection, vaccination, and antiviral therapy. The course involves lectures 10h, 10h seminars, and reading literature with which the students should be able to recapitulate major aspects of the teached material in 5-7 min presentations.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

24 h lectures and student presentations in seminars

Target group 

 Major students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Cellular biology

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam



Person responsible 

Thomas Kietzmann

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

This module is the same as Virology (743667S). Location of instruction: Kontinkangas


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Virology kkangas  Course  Thomas Kietzmann  12.01.21 -29.01.21

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Virology exam kkangas exam  Exam  Thomas Kietzmann  02.02.21
Registration Virology exam kkangas exam  Exam  Thomas Kietzmann  23.02.21
registration period has not begun Virology exam kkangas exam  Exam  Thomas Kietzmann  30.03.21