Morphology and life cycle of viruses, nonmenclature and classification of viruses- various methods. Reproduction and multiplication of viruses. Resistance, pathology, collection of clinical specimens for viral culture. Culture methods for isolation of viruses, purification, immunity, laboratory diagnosis of viral infection. Haemaglutination test, CFT, Neutralization test, Systematic study of viral diseases. Interferon, immunotherapy and chemotherapy in viral infection, inclusion bodies and cytopathic effects. Viral and host interactions and identifications, Viral vaccines and immunoprophylaxis.


Level of Study: 400 Level