MNPR 201 – Medical Parasitology

  • Dr. Nancy Abd-El Kader Hagras

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Course assistant :

1. Understand the basics of Parasitology including basic definitions and classification of parasites. 2. Describe the life cycles of some parasites, including the infective and the diagnostic stages. 3. Describe the common arthropods of medical interest and explain their medical importance.

Course objectives :

Topics include a general characteristics and brief description of the life cycles of parasitic helminthes “nematodes, trematodes, cestodes and protozoa”. Arthropods as agents and vectors of diseases. Instruments commonly used in investigation of parasitic diseases. The course contains full description for Principles and laboratory techniques to diagnostic parasitology practices as routinely applied in the clinical laboratory. Also, this course includes a brief coverage of the bases of Medical Entomology and classification of arthropods of medical importance.

Course description :

5% Assignment. 5% Interactive learning. 15% Mid-term. 75% Final Exam.

Course assessment :

Larry Roberts and Jr.,John Janovy. Foundations of Parasitology. 2009 •

Recommended text books :

Ballitin of WHO J.Trop

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