01:146:328 Human Parasitology
This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.
This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102
A background in Microbiology or Immunology is helpful, but not essential.
As a consequence of our shrinking world, due to the increased frequency and ease of travel, the study of Parasitology has experienced a resurgence. This course introduces the morphology, developmental life cycle, pathology, immunology, epidemiology, and treatment and control of each of the major parasites of humans. In addition, modes of action of chemotherapeutic agents are presented.
- Host-Parasite Relations
- Visceral Trematodes
- The Pathogenic Amoebae
- African Trypanosomes
- American Trypanosomes
- Arthropod-borne Diseases
Sakai site will be available at the beginning of the semester.
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Parasites, in particular the Neglected Tropical Diseases, are emerging as some of the most important health issues in underdeveloped countries. This course presents some of the current issues in parasitology, including epidemiology and drug/vaccine development. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the life cycle, physiology, and treatment for the most common human parasite infections and use this as a solid foundation for future research in the field. Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Two hourly exams
Human Parasitology, 4th edition
Bogitsch, Carter, and Oeltmann
Academic Press, 2012
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.
Dr. Anne Keating
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.