Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Biological Sciences School, Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

3L3(P,C or W)

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignment; practical examination; end-semester examination.

Course coordinator

Prof Steve Barker

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course provides basic information about protozoan, helminth and arthropod parasites causing disease in animals and people. It covers: parasite morphology (fundamental to taxonomy); host range (species specificity); site of infection (tissue/organ tropism); parasite pathogenicity (disease potential); modes of transmission (spread of infections); differential diagnosis (detection of infections); and treatment and control (cure and prevention). Relevant technologies encompass population, organismal, cellular and molecular biology; and the course is relevant to students majoring in biological and microbial sciences, medicine, veterinary science, and biomedical research.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile