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gsw260 - Molecular Virology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Virology
Modulkürzel gsw260
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Kinast, Volker (Module responsibility)
Kinast, Volker (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of this module:
upon completion of this module, students
- know about general aspects of virology including the viral replication cycle, classification of viruses,  virus-host-interactions, innate immune response and mechanisms of antiviral therapies
- know safety aspects of working in a S2 laboratory and working with infectious agents
- are able to understand, explain and evaluate fundamental concepts and research results in the field of virology

Skills to be acquired/ competencies:
++ comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of virology
++ knowledge of virological working methods
  + data analysis skills
++ critical and analytical thinking
  + independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
  + teamwork
  + ethics and professional behavior
Module contents
Fundamentals of virology

Discussion of selected aspects and methods of virology based on original/current literature

cell culture, viral replication assays, luminescence assays, microscopy, data analysis and interpretation
Literature will be provided during the lecture/seminar
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency summer term
Module capacity 16
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture, seminar, exercise
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 SoSe 14
Seminar und Übung 3 -- 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 14 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
at the end of the course
graded: written examination,
ungraded: presentation (seminar), protocol (exercise)