52132 Clinical Parasitology (Lab)

Course Description

this practical is designed to emphasis the appropriate methods of collection and handling of specimens, direct examination of faeces and concentration techniques, identification of feacel protozoan trophozoites, cysts and oocysts, identification of helminth eggs and larvae found in faeces, examination of urine for Shistosoma haematobium eggs, laboratory techniques and the microscopic appearance of the diagnostic stages of human intestinal , blood and tissue parasites, making thin and thick blood films, staining of malaria parasite including giemsa stain and field stain, identification of malaria parasites comparing between thick and thin blood films, practical examination of blood for Leishmania, Trypanosoma,

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Practice the methods and procedures of laboratory diagnosis for parasites in clinical specimens.
  • 2. Identify and differentiate cysts and trophozoites of intestinal protozoan under microscope
  • 3. Practice techniques of thick and thin blood films preparation and staining for microscopic purpose
  • 4. Identify different blood protozoan and helminths under microscope
  • 5. Apply techniques of collecting blood and CSF for investigating parasitic infections



Books for this Course

  • Clinical Parasitology notes, Mohamed Sh. Isack (2014)
  • District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countriesm, Monica
  • Atlas of medical helminthology and protozoology, P.L.Chiodini; A.H.Moody

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite