Parasitology (1 hr Lecture+2 hrs Practical)

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This course will focus on parasitic infections of humans with knowledge concerning biological, epidemiological and ecological aspects of parasites causing diseases to humans. It concerns with different parasitological related diseases in in Egypt causing serious health problems. Topics include medical helminthology, protozoology and entomology concerning their morphological features, life cycle, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, different diagnostic techniques, the most recent lines of treatment and prevention with control strategy for each parasitic infection. Moreover, it covers laboratory diagnosis of human parasitic infections


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  • Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to: a. Knowledge and Understanding a.1. Identify parasitological terms and recall the morphology, mode of transmission, infective and diagnostic stages of each parasite. a.2. List the definitive, intermediate and reservoir hosts of the different parasites and their epidemiology. a.3. Describe the life cycle of each parasite and define the most important human diseases caused by them. a.4. Recognize the most important clinical features of the diseases caused by each parasite, their laboratory diagnosis, prevention and treatment. b. Intellectual Skills b.1. Classify different parasites either protozoa or helminths. b.2. Distinguish the infective stage and diagnostic stage of all parasitic infections. b.3. Distinguish the methods for transmission of each human parasite and the involved vectors. b.4. Compare the most common symptoms and signs of different human parasitic disease. b.5. Select the appropriate treatment and diagnostic laboratory methods for the most medically important human parasites c. Professional and Practical Skills c.1. Detect the different stages of parasites using microscopical pictures or diagrams. c.2. Revise different diagnostic tests (serological and molecular tests) commonly used for parasitic infections. c.3. Practice problem solving through case studies and study questions. d. General and Transferable Skills d.1. Implement proficiency in writing, presentation and communication skills. d.2. Practice independent learning needed for continuous professional development.


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