Students should be able to

  1. know the basic priciples of virus structure, classification, replication, growth, pathogenesis, recovery and vaccines with the use of veterinary examples.
  2. Explain briefly how tissue tropism, excretion, hygiene, vaccination and maternal antibody affect the outcome and spread of veterinary diseases.
  3. describe in outline each veterinary family and its important members with regard to viral characteristics, host-range, pathogenesis, clinical signs, immunity, epidemiology, diagnosis and control.