General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102
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
A Canvas course website 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. Course goals are 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
Parasitic Diseases, 7th edition
Despommier, DD, Griffin, DO, Gwadz, RW, Hotez, PJ, and Knirsch, CA.
Parasites Without Borders, 2017.
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 2022 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or email
Dr. Anne Keating
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.