BIO 15 The Biology of HIV (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course presents the biological basis for HIV/AIDS origins and emergence; epidemiology; virus structure and replication; interaction of HIV with the immune system and disease; HIV testing; current prevention, treatment, and cure strategies.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Compare and contrast the major theories of, and evidence for, the origins and emergence of HVI/AIDS
- Outcome 2: Appraise basic epidemiologic concepts and terminology that relate to disease transmission within populations.
- Outcome 3: Describe the basic structure of nucleic acids and proteins and relate them to virus structure, replication and genetic variation
- Outcome 4: Analyze the relationship between innate and acquired elements of the human immune system and resistance or progression to AIDS-associated disease
- Outcome 5: Interpret antibody-based and viral-load testing methodologies
- Outcome 6: Assess the efficacy of different HIV prevention, treatment and cure-based approaches within the context of scientific studies and clinical trials