Title Basic Virology
Type Stage Two
Code HLS275
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of basic virology, be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures and
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • up to date knowledge of virus structure and function
  • virus classification and phylogeny
  • the mechanisms involved in virus replication
  • the modes of transmission of virus infections
  • virus-host cell interactions
  • host responses to virus infections
  • the pathogenesis of virus diseases
  • the pharmacology and clinical use of anti-viral drugs
  • knowledge of
    • virus vaccines
    • immunoglobulins
  • understanding of prions and prion diseases
  • knowledge of bacterial infections commonly diagnosed in Virology laboratories, e.g. Chlamydia spp, Chlamydophila spp.,Coxiella burnetii.

Technical and clinical skills

This module has no technical and clinical skills.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS2-3-20 Virology [v1] View