The Molecular virology course BIMA48 deals with basic virology and virological terminology. The effect of virus infection at organism level is addressed. The focus of the course is on molecular virology, especially on virus replication in the infected cell and the molecular mechanisms of this. Issues in virology at the stage of current cutting-edge research in molecular virology are studied through research articles. The focus is on medically important viruses, such as tumour viruses, hepatitis viruses, influenza, HIV and herpes viruses. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises and assignments to be carried out individually or in groups and to be reported in speech or writing, for example as virological case studies and/or studies of research publications in virology.