PART 1: HISTORICAL AND CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
History-Properties of viruses -classification of viruses based on the nature of genome-Methods of study, Viral multiplication, Attachment, entry, un-coating, replication, assembly, release, Cell transformations, Cultivation of viruses-Assay techniques
PART 2: DIFFERENT CLASSES OF VIRUSES
Animal viruses-Virus-Host interactions-Viral infections, plant viruses, bacteriophages, Viroids.
PART 3: HOST RESPONSE AND ANTIVIRAL AGENTS
Immune responses to viruses, Interferon and other cytokines, Antiviral therapy.