CHEM40920 Translational Research in Aids

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module aims to give students an overview of the history and actual situation of the HIV pandemia known as AIDS and how this affects Ireland. Moreover, the virus cycle and possible targets and the therapies that have been and are being developed for each of these targets will be presented. Finally, a discussion on the advances made at biochemistry level and with the vaccine as well as an outline of how AIDS is dealt with in Dublin’s hospitals will be offered.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should:
• Understand what AIDS is and how it affects the world
• Understand how AIDS affects Ireland
• Know the HIV life cycle and how this cycle offers different targets to kill the virus
• Have a detailed knowledge of established therapies and new developments on drugs aimed at each of these targets
• Have a basic understanding of the biochemistry development in the treatment of AIDS and the research on a possible vaccine
• Understand how AIDS is being treated in a Dublin hospital

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

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Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Oral Presentation Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


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