2023-2024 / SBIM0489-1

General virology


7h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in dentistry1 crédit 
 Bachelor in medicine1 crédit 


Nathalie Jacobs

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is an overview on virus diversity in term of morphology, genetic materials, modes of replication and interaction with the host. Classical methods of virus detection are also addressed. The illustrative examples are principally virus involved in human pathologies or virus studied in ULg research laboratories.
Lecture plan

  • Virus structures and classification
  • Virus production and cycles
  • Virus Infection and host response (included detection of virus infection)
  • Transmission and control of virus infections

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To enable the student to understand and explain:

  • virus molecular and morphologic characteristics,
  • virus replication,
  • interactions between virus and hosts,
  • classical methods of virus detection and identification.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General biology course

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

The course is divided in 4 face-to-face lectures.

Recommended or required readings

Slide presentation is available on "eCampus" portal after the lecture.

Written exam (multiple choice questions)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Questions related to the course must be posted on the forum of "eCampus" portal.


Nathalie Jacobs Cellular and Molecular Immunologyl-Virology, CHU B34 + 5, Phone: +32(0)43662420 n.jacobs@uliege.be www.giga.ulg.be/lcmi

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