2nd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology

Microbiology – bacteriology - virology

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ECTS Credits2
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffDELFOSSE, Philippe
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Basic knowledge of pro and eucaryotic cells. Prerequisite are defined with regards to the success of first year courses of microbiology, biology, chemistry, immunology and biochemistry.

Aims and Objectives

Understanding the role and importance of microorganisms for man and their environment with a special interest in viruses and viral infections in men.


Virology :

Introduction and history

General characteristics and reproduction of viruses

Bacteriophages and lysogeny

Eucaryotic and oncogene viruses

Viral infections and pathologies

Means of control of viruses


PRESCOTT, HARLEY, KLEIN, Microbiologie, Ed.De Boeck, 1995

SCHAECHTER, MEDOFF, EISENSTEIN, Microbiologie et Pathologie Infectieuse, Ed. De Boeck, 1999

M. Madigan et J. Martinko, Brock, Biologie des microorganismes, Pearson education, 2007.

Dossiers "Pour La Science" : "Les maladies émergentes", 1995 et "Les défenses de l'organisme", 2000, les Virus, ennemis utiles, juin 2007.



Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

Lectures with video illustration and slides.

Assessment MethodsOral examinations
NotesIn part

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