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MICR 451 / BMED 851 - Selected Topics in Viral Pathogenesis REMOTE

 Winter 2021 - Remote
 Year 4
 4-5 hours/week
 3 units
Instructors

The nature of selected animal virus groups and their interactions with the host in disease production. Special emphasis on the pathogenesis of tumour and human immunodeficiency viruses.

 

NOTE: Offered in alternate years to MICR 450/3.0.


Level 3 or above and registration in the BIOL or LISC Major or Specialization Plan and a GPA of 2.5 and (BCHM 218/3.0 or a minimum grade of B- in BIOL 330/3.0 or a minimum grade of B- in BIOL 331/3.0).

Study of the nature of selected animal virus groups and their interaction with the host in disease production. Special emphasis is given to the Pathogenesis of tumor and human immunodeficiency viruses.

Midterm exam: 30%

Final exam: 50%

Essay: 2 x 5%

Short quizzes: 10%

The tutorials are intended to expand upon the lecture content. A list of questions based upon material covered in the lectures are given to the students with the lecture notes and can serve as a reference point for a discussion. In-class quizzes based on some of the questions discussed during the sessions will be 10% of the mark. Two, 1-page essays are worth 10%.

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Tutorial: 2 hours per week

Recommended Textbooks

  1. Flint et al. Principles of Virology. It is not required, only recommended. There are two copies on reserve in the library. 
  2. Fundamental Virology, Edited by Fields et al., Raven Press.  On-line textbook in Braken Library.  Here is the link to the ebook:  https://qcat.library.queensu.ca/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=4114420. 

Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade  Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+            90-100

A              85-89

A-             80-84

B+            77-79

B              73-76

B-             70-72

C+            67-69

C              63-66

C-             60-62

D+            57-59

D              53-56

D-             50-52

F              49 and below