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SARS-CoV2 and acute respiratory viral infections

23 June - 31 December 2022 г.
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59 days
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  • English

    course language

  • 6 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 5 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 2 credit points

    for credit at your university

The purpose of our course is to provide fundamental knowledge in one of the fields of microbiology and physiology, concerning the nature of viruses and their interaction with humans, with an emphasis on the new SARS-CoV2 virus.
 

About

We live in a very amazing and disturbing time. No one could have imagined that a single phenomenon in the field of biology (mutation of the virus and its transition to a new organism) would cause such large-scale changes in the life of everyone, the economy and politics of almost all countries of the world.
The purpose of our course is to provide fundamental knowledge in one of the fields of microbiology and physiology, concerning the nature of viruses and their interaction with humans, with an emphasis on the new SARS-CoV2 virus.
During a difficult situation in the world associated with the spread of SARS-CoV2 coronaviruses, more and more conflicting information about their nature and methods of struggle appears in the media. Now the main focus of the information provided is shifted to the discussion of the pandemic. Someone talks about methods of treating the disease with folk remedies, someone even completely rejects the presence of danger. The spread of false information is increasing, as well as the number of people who believe it. But we live in a modern civilized society, where it is no longer customary to predict rain with the help of incantations, for this there are meteorological satellites and weather stations. A modern educated person knows that diseases are caused by various microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, microscopic fungi) that live side by side with us on our planet. But, however, many people still do not understand what a "virus" is? Where does it come from? What are the stages of its life cycle? Why does it infect new living organisms? Our lectures on viruses are designed for those who are not left indifferent by the above questions and who have basic knowledge that will help to eliminate misunderstandings in this area of microbiology. This group, first of all, includes biological and medical students. Let's try to figure it out together.

Format

 

Distance-learning

Requirements

No prior experience required.

Course program

Topic 1. Brief characteristics of viruses.

Topic 2. Genetic features and replication of viruses.

Topic 3. Human and animal viruses. Classification of viruses.

Topic 4. Unique features of viruses.

Topic 5. Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections. Virus identification.

Topic 6. Influenza virus. General characteristics of the family.

Topic 7. Viruses of the family. Paramyxoviridae. General characteristics of the family.

Topic 8. Viruses of the family. Reoviridae. General characteristics of the family.

Topic 9. Viruses of the family. Picornaviridae. General characteristics of the family.

Topic 10. Coronaviruses.

Topic 11. The genome of coronaviruses.

Topic 12. New coronaviruses COVID-19.

Topic 13. Chronology of SARS disease development.

Topic 14. Comparative analysis of COVID-19 and classical coronaviruses.

Topic 15. Basic methods of laboratory diagnostics.

Topic 16. Translocation of the virus into the cells of the body.

Topic 17. Paracellular permeability of the epithelium for pathogens.

Topic 18. Mucosal-associated immune system.

Topic 19. Immune responses upon penetration of a pathogen.

Education results

After completing the course, students will learn:

  • what is a virus
  • where does the virus come from
  • stages of the life cycle of a virus
  • why does the virus infect new living organisms

Formed competencies

 

The discipline is aimed at the formation of universal competencies of students in the educational programs of the bachelor's / specialist's degree, as well as other competencies provided for by the educational program.

Education directions

Федорова Арина Александровна


Position: младший научный сотрудник

Рыбальченко Оксана Владимировна

Д-р биолог. наук
Position: профессор

Марков Александр Георгиевич

Д-р биолог. наук
Position: профессор, заведующий кафедрой общей физиологии

Ливанова Александра Андреевна


Position: младший научный сотрудник, Кафедра общей физиологии

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