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Viral infections

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Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

This module aims to undertake a systematic overview of the important viruses causing infections in humans.This module is intended for those who wish to understand the principles of virology, the role of viruses in important human and animal diseases and the possible ways to prevent their dissemination.


15 [150 hours]


2hr 15 unseen written examination (70%) and an assessed assignment comprising a 2500 word essay (30%).

If you fail the module, you are allowed one further attempt at the failed element (examination and/ or assignment).

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.