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Last update 28-10-2015
HU Credits: 3

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: veterinary medicine

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Rehovot

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Gila Kahila Bar-Gal

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Gila Kahila
Dr. Avner Finger
Dr. David Dan
Dr. Caroline Noach

Course/Module description:
viral diseases in the veterinary medicine

Course/Module aims:
Understanding of the mechanisms of interaction between the virus its host, how the virus causes the host or recovery factors or important viral diseases in veterinary medicine, a vaccine against the virus and the use of viruses in gene therapy.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the factors leading to viral diseases in the veterinary medicine. Identify way to treat them

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Frontal lectures

Course/Module Content:
1. Introduction + Virus structure biology and virus assembly
2. Immunology of viral infection
3. Methodology in viral identification
4. Intoduction to Vaccinology + The development of viral vaccines - Molecular approach
5. Introduction to DNA and RNA viruses
6. DNA viruses(Adenovirus Parvo and Coronavirus)
7. Rhabdoviruses
8. Arboviruses
9. Arboviruses+ Influenza
10. Herpes virus
11. Retroviruses
12. Emerging Viruses, zoonotic viruses and viral-host interaction
13. Oncogenic viruses + Viruses as vectores and viral genetics

Required Reading:
1.Principles of Virology - Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control Flint, Enquist, Krug, Racaniello, Skalka. ASM Press-1st edition, 2000, or 2nd edition 2004
2.Fundamental virology / editors- in chief, Bernard N. Fields, David M. Knipe, Peter M. Howley. Raven Press- 4th edition, 2001.
3.Veterinary Virology - Murphy, Gibbs, Horzinek, Studdert. Academic Press 3rd edition, 1999.
4.Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity Nathanson. Lippinkott Raven Publishers, 2002

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 70 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 30 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Attendance is mandatory and non-justified absence will lead to reduction in score (up to 10%)
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.