Course Descriptions



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 and laboratory requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Spring 2022: This course will be offered  in person. Attendance is required.






Prerequisite: 01:119:117 or 01:119:102  Pre- or Corequisite: Human Parasitology 01:146:328

Course Description 

Human Parasitology Lab covers the biology, morphology, pathogenesis, and treatment of major human parasite diseases.

Topics include:

  • Ameba Flagellates and Ciliates
  • Trypanosomes and Leishmania
  • Coccidia and Toxoplasma
  • Malaria
  • Adult Trematodes
  • Larval Trematodes
  • Adult Cestodes and Acanthocephala
  • Larval Cestodes
  • Intestinal Nematodes
  • Tissue Nematodes

Course satisfies Departmental Learning Goals 

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Two laboratory exams, based on slide identification.

Homework and quizzes.

Course Materials 

Required Laboratory Manual

Course Closed?

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
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.