Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402024212000INTRODUCTION TO VIROLOGYCompulsory474
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Virology is an area that is undergoing rapid expansion. They were studied because they were found to be agent of some of the most important diseases of plants and animals including human. Developing methods for cell culture, virus purification and live vaccines, virology made major contributions to the field of cell and molecular biology and molecular genetics, for example capping and polyadenilation of mRNA, reverse transcriptions, cellular oncogenes, introns, splicing of RNA transcripts etc. With these in mind, the aim of the course is to give some detailed information about classification of viruses, bacteriophages, viral diseases, viroid and prion.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. İhsan YAŞA
Learning Outcomes
11. To obtain basic concepts used in viral structure and classification.
22. To comprehend their knowledge about the importance of application area of vıruses in applied sciences by understanding viral replication.
33. To adapt knowledge of virus concept to the problems of industry, agriculture, health and environment
44. To learn viral and sub-viral disaese to harmful to all living cell.
55. To understand viruses as a model organisms in basic and applied sciences.
66. Making students follow current developments in this field of research by reading/discussing new research papers.
77. Being able to share information about viral diseases by oral and written language.
88. To understand the relations between experimental logic, analytical thinking, quantitative analysis and problem solving.
99. To learn some basic concepts about viral vaccines and their production.
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
The structure of virus particules,classification of viruses,genome replication in RNA and DNA viruses,Bacteriphages (T4, T7, Mu, Lambda, MS2), Archaephages, Cyanophages, TMV,Influenza,Tumor viruses, Retroviruses,HepaDNA viruses,Viroid and Prion diseases.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
11 Definitions of virus and Virion ;Virus quantification techniques
22 Viral replicationsyon and Classification. Introduction to prokaryotic viruses
33 Bacteriophages: MS2 and ØX174
44 Bacteriophages M13 and T4
55 Bacteriophages: T7 and Mu
66 Bakteriyofaj Lambda and plant virusesi (TMV ve Chlorella virus)
77 Eukaryotic viruses: Poliovirüs, Coronavirüs ,Presentation
88 Midterm
99 Rhabdovirüsler, Orthomyxovirüsler (İnfluenza)
1010 Reovirus and Polyomavirus: SV40
1111 Herpesvirus and Poxvirus
1212 Adenovirus and Retrovirus
1313 Hepadnavirus and Viroid
1414 Prions Antivirals
1515 Presentation
1616 Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture Book: Dimmock,N.C., Easton, A.J., Leppart, K.N., “Introduction to Modern Virology” 6th Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd,MA.USA,2007. Further readings: Mahy,B.W.j.,Kangro,H,”Virology Methods Manual”Academic Press Ltd., CA,USA 1996. Madigan, M.T and Martinko, J.M. “Biology of Microorganisms” 11th Ed. Pearson. USA. 2006
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination185
Project Presentation115
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11212
Final Examination11212
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation212
Report Presentation212
Self Study326
Individual Study for Mid term Examination224
Reading7214
Report224
Homework224
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)88
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