51158 Medical Parasitology

Course Description

The course is intended to discuss the essential information on parasitic disease with emphasis on life cycle, morphology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and diagnosis and concord measure of intestinal protozoa, blood and tissue protozoa and helminthes (Cestodes, Nematodes, termotodes arthropods).

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Discuss the various types of parasites and hosts in regard to the parasitic life cycles.
  • 2. Explain the relationship between a parasite and the host and their effects.
  • 3. Discuss in detail the classification of medically important parasites
  • 4. Explain the difference between the Cestodes, Nematodes, Trematodes and protozoa
  • 5. Discuss the pathogenesis and clinical aspects of infections.
  • 6. Describe the general epidemiological aspects and transmission patterns of diseases caused by parasites.
  • 7. Identify the methods and procedures of laboratory diagnosis of pathogenic parasites in clinical specimens.
  • 8. Discuss treatment options for parasitic infections.
  • 9. Implement the preventive and control measures of parasitic infection



Books for this Course

  • Parasitology notes, Mohamed Sheikh isack (2013)
  • Laboratory Practice in tropical Countries Part I By Monica Cheesbrough 2006

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • Jun 2016

Course Prerequisite