Master of Philosphy in Virology & Molecular Pathology (MPhil)

Introduction

This Program is introduced for the first time in Pakistan, keeping in view of the emerging viral diseases and their deadly outbreaks during the last couple of decades. Understanding molecular aspects of these viral infections is one of the greatest challenges faced by the scientific world these days. These courses provide and enable students to cope with the rapid advancement in the field of Virology and Molecular Pathology and helps them to address the Interactions of the viral and pathological human diseases through focused research projects.

Career Prospectus

This program aims to generate human resource of molecular pathologists in the field of virology who can contribute to the society by serving in prestigious academic and research institute around the globe. There is a huge demand of these professional in the vaccine, pharmaceutical, research laboratories, university circle and health care industry within as well as outside Pakistan where they can pursue their careers.

Program Facts

Program Duration
2 years (Credit Hours 36)

Timing
Morning 08:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs (Monday-Friday)

Entry Requirements
16 years of Education or Equivalent qualification (in relevant field) with at least 2.5 CGPA (out of 4.0) in semester system 2nd division/ 50% in annual system with graduation in the following

MSc in Medical Lab Technology (2 Years)
Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (5 Years)
BS (Hons) Four Years Medical Lab Technology (4 Years)
BS (Hons) Bio Medical Sciences (4 Years)

Location
Defence Road Campus, Lahore.

Recognized By
Higher Education Commission.

Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PVMGV-100 General Virology
3    
2 PVMGI-101 General Immunology
3    
3 PVMMPB-102 Molecular Pathology/Molecular Biology
3    
4 PVMDTI-103 Diagnostic Techniques/Instrumentation
3    
Semester 2
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PVMAV-200
Advances in Virology
3
2 PVMDMV-201
Molecular mechanism of disease (Mechanistic Virology)
3
3 PVMBB-202
Biosafety/Bioethics
3
4 PVMB-203
Biostatistics
3
Semester 3
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PVMRS-300
Research
6
Semester 4
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 PVMRS-400
Research
6