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Basic Medical Virology and Mycology: Course Code RLT-625

Course Content

1. Classification of Viruses
2. Basic knowledge of the of common viral infections
3. Lab test for viral diagnosis
4. Laboratory safety and house keeping


  •  Introduction
  •  Features, structures and classification of viruses
  •  Virus culture
  •  Viral pathogenesis
  •  Hepatitis viruses (A, B, C,D & E)
  •  HIV
  •  HSV, VZV, CMV, EBV, Small pox and Adeno virus
  •  Adenovirus, HPV
  •  Denguevirus, Yellow fever virus equine encephalitis virus
  •  Tumor virus
  •  Picrona virus _Polio
  •  Infulenza, measle, mumps, rubella, rabies
  •  Polio virus, rhinovirus, rota virus
  •  Bacteriophages
  •  Specimen collection & isolation of viruses
  •  Basic mycology
  •  Introduction
  •  Classification
  •  Morphology and structure of fungi
  •  Nutrition and cultivation of fungus
  •  Cutaneous & Sub cutaneous and systemic Mycosis
  •  Lab diagnosis of fungal infections
  •  Opportunistic fungal infections
  •  Identification of dermatophytes


Virology is the scientific discipline concerned with the study of the biology of viruses and viral diseases, including the distribution, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of viruses.

Course Content


  •  Staining in mycology
  •  Culture Media used for Fungus
  •  Fungal Culture
  •  Methods of lab diagnosis
  •  Methods of lab diagnosis for bacterial and viral diseases


Lab Method

Summary of Mycology & Virology

Classification of Viruses

Viruses are classified on the basis of morphology, chemical composition, and mode of replication. The viruses that infect humans are currently grouped into 21 families, reflecting only a small part of the spectrum of the multitude of different viruses whose host ranges extend from vertebrates to protozoa and from plants and fungi to bacteria


A virus is an infectious microbe consisting of a segment of nucleic acid (either DNA or RNA) surrounded by a protein coat. A virus cannot replicate alone; instead, it must infect cells and use components of the host cell to make copies of itself. Often, a virus ends up killing the host cell in the process, causing damage to the host organism. Well-known examples of viruses causing human disease include AIDS, COVID-19, measles and smallpox.


mycology, the study of fungi, a group that includes the mushrooms and yeasts. Many fungi are useful in medicine and industry. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotic drugs as penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline, as well as other drugs, including statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs).