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Fundamentals of Virology


Fundamentals of Virology

Fundamentals of Virology

Learn more about viruses and their effect on human health.


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Course Description

A virus is a small infectious particle which can only replicate inside the cells of a living organism. Most viruses are harmless to humans, some are infectious and make us ill for a short period of time such as the flu virus, but some are highly infectious and can be deadly such as the Ebola virus.
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The study of viruses is called virology and is a very important scientific discipline. In this free online virology course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of virology. You will learn the basics of what a virus is and how it attaches to and replicates within cells. You will study the infectious cycle of a virus and how it uses the DNA replication processes within a cell to multiply rapidly. This free online virology course will be of interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about viruses and how they affect human health, and to any lay person wishing to dispel the myths surrounding viruses.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the real truth with Viruses, how they exist and survive; - Examine the structure of commonly found viruses and how they replicate; - Learn all about how viruses live around us every day and what viruses cause illness in humans.


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Module Title
Module 1: Fundamentals of Virology
Module 2: Fundamentals of Virology Assessment

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Course Title Fundamentals of Virology
Course # 527
Course Publisher Columbia
Course Category 13
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Course Description  A virus is a small infectious particle which can only replicate inside the cells of a living organism. Most viruses are harmless to humans, some are infectious and make us ill for a short period of time such as the flu virus, but some are highly infectious and can be deadly such as the Ebola virus. The study of viruses is called virology and is a very important scientific discipline. In this free online virology course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of virology. You will learn the basics of what a virus is and how it attaches to and replicates within cells. You will study the infectious cycle of a virus and how it uses the DNA replication processes within a cell to multiply rapidly. This free online virology course will be of interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about viruses and how they affect human health, and to any lay person wishing to dispel the myths surrounding viruses.
License  This course is available from Columbia OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 04 October 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Tamar Jalagania Georgia Very clear and informative course. 2014-12-13 07:12:18
  • Richard Awino Kenya Viruses present to us the greatest challenges and that we humans are still yet to know all about them makes this course very essential to biologists.........i am so excited to begin this course. 2014-12-04 20:12:49
  • Jonas Nzombe Zimbabwe Studying this course i was aiming to be fat in brain than to be fat in flesh . Now this knowledge it works as my shield from darkness of being unaware. I do thank those who introduced such courses, for they help us to know our well being as well as our planet 2014-12-02 17:12:08
  • Nevina Agostini Italy Very interesting and exciting course. I loved it. 2014-12-01 17:12:01
  • Kyle Snethlage South Africa Interesting course 2014-11-24 01:11:57
  • Ahmed Maher Abd-elsalam Egypt it's so helpful 2014-11-21 15:11:06
  • Chris Mason United Kingdom Excellent 2014-11-20 14:11:01
  • Ryan Bradley Ortizo United States of America I thought it was very informative. 2014-10-12 21:10:34
  • Maher Moumne Lebanon amazing 2014-09-14 15:09:56
  • Ahmed Khairy Egypt Great 2014-09-12 14:09:16
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