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.
Spring 2023: This course will be offered in person. Attendance is required.
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
- African Trypanosomes
- American Trypanosomes
- Visceral Flagellates
- The Pathogenic Amoebae
- Visceral Trematodes
- Schistosomes and Schistosomiasis
- Arthropod-borne Diseases
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Factual and conceptual knowledge; scientific reasoning to analyzing neglected diseases of the globe
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Three 80 minute exams
D. Fong & M. M. Chan (2022) Human Parasites: from Organisms to Molecular Biology, ISBN 978-981-123-626-6 (hardcopy), 978-981-123-627-3 (ebook) World Scientific
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2023 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.
Dr. Dunne Fong
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.