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.


Fall, Spring, and Summer

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

Course Syllabus

Fall 2022 Syllabus

Course Description

Human Parasitology Lab covers the biology, morphology, pathogenesis, and treatment of major human parasite diseases.  Students will learn basic techniques commonly used in parasitology and will also read and discuss current scientific papers from parasitology journals. 

Topics include:

  • Adult Trematodes
  • Larval Trematodes
  • Adult Cestodes 
  • Larval Cestodes
  • Intestinal Nematodes
  • Tissue Nematodes
  • Amoebae, Flagellates and Ciliates
  • Trypanosomes and Leishmania
  • Toxoplasma
  • Malaria
  • Arthropods


Course Satisfies Departmental Learning Goals

 Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify many of the organisms which cause much of the morbidity and mortality in underdeveloped countries.  Throughout the semester, students will be expected to organize information and understand the relevance of these disease organisms to human health and our society.  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 laboratory exams, based on slide identification.

Homework and quizzes

Technique assignments

Paper discussions

Group presentations

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 Fall 2022 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
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.