- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 46
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function
Course SummaryThis Virology Study Guide course is the simplest way to prepare for a virology class or exam. This course teaches all the essential virology topics in a simple and fun video format. The video lessons are each about five minutes long and they're paired with practice quizzes to quickly review the most important topics covered.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help understanding material from virology will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:
- Have fallen behind in understanding the classification of viruses, virus mutation, replication of DNA and RNA viruses, the immune system or any other virology topic.
- Need an efficient way to learn science.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra science learning resources at school.
How It Works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Confirm your understanding through lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Virology Study Guide final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are viruses?
- How do viruses mutate?
- How do viruses replicate?
- How do flu and HIV viruses evade the immune system?
- What are DNA viruses?
- What are the diseases of DNA virus families?
- How are viruses transmitted?
- What are RNA viruses?
- What are the diseases of RNA virus families?
- How do antiviral drugs treat viral infections?
- What is the immune system?
- What are the different types of immunity?
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