Doctor of Philosophy in Virology & Molecular Pathology (Ph.D)

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 aspect of these viral infections is the greatest challenges faced by the scientists/researchers these days. These courses will 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 Prospects

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 institutes 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.

Elective Courses

Immunotoxicology
Cell Biology
Medical Genetics/ Gene Therapy
Clinical Virology
Stem Cell Studies
Biostatistics
Immunogenetics
Pharmacology/ Antimicrobial Agents

Program Facts

Program Duration
3-5 years (Credit Hours 48)

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

Entry Requirements
18 years of Education in relevant field or Equivalent qualification with at least 1st Division Minimum 60% Marks in annual system and 3.00 CGPA (Out of 4.00) 

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 DVMGV-100
General Virology
3
   
2 DVMMPB-101
Molecular Pathology/Molecular Biology
3
   
3 DVMDTI-102
Diagnostic Techniques/Instrumentation
3
   
Semester 2
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 DVMAV-200
Advances in Virology
3


2 DVMDMV-201
Molecular mechanism of disease (Mechanistic Virology)
3


3 DVMES-202
Elective Subject
3


Semester 3
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 DVMRS-300
Research
9


Semester 4
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 DVMRS-400
Research
9


Semester 5
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 DVMRS-500
Research
6


Semester 6
Sr. # Course Code Course Title Cr.Hrs Pre-requisite Course- 1 Pre-requisite Course- 2
1 DVMRS-600
Research
6