An introduction to Viruses

This course of lectures will cover the basics of how viruses function. There will be a general introduction to what a virus is, how they enter the host and evade the immune system, to replicate and redistribute themselves, and in doing so, cause disease to their host.  How viruses are classified will be reviewed and then virus groups will be reviewed, wither by family or clinical syndrome. A number of NVRL staff will contribute to this programme.

This course is especially designed for transition year students that are interested in expanding their knowledge about viruses and virus diagnosis.