240082 Basic Parasitology

Ansvarligt institutInstitut for Jordbrug og Økologi   80 %
Institut for Veterinær Sygdomsbiologi   20 %

English TitleBasic Parasitology
Tidligst mulig placeringKandidat 1.år
VarighedEn blok
Pointværdi15 (ECTS)

mundtlig eksamen

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Beskrivelse af eksamen: Individual oral examination in topics from the textbook. A 30 min will be give for preparation.

Vægtning: Weight: 100% oral examination

7-trinsskala, intern censur
Rammer for UndervisningLectures, group work and laboratory exercises. 2 course modul per week.
BlokplaceringBlock 1
Ugestruktur: A

Block 1
Ugestruktur: B
Obligatoriske forudsætningerA course in zoology at the bachelor level is required
The course includes introduction to the biology of the most important parasite groups and species elucidating the morphology, life-cycles, physiology and biological potentials. Knowledge also includes the distribution and importance of parasites in natural ecological systems and in human and animal husbandry. Animal groups acting as intermediate hosts will also be covered to some degree.

The aim of the course is to educate in animal parasites including protozoans, helminths, and arthropods, which may occur in wild and farm animals and in humans. The course is a prerequisite for other compulsory courses under the Master of Science for Parasitology.
The course includes lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Lectures will outline the taxonomic groups of parasitic organisms on animals to provide an overview of the major groups. Within the various groups of parasites the morphological adaptations and variation in life-cycles will be presented. Focus will not be on immunology and treatment. Through theoretical exercises it is possible for the students to go into depth of a subject using case studies or project orientated studies. The practical exercises aims to provide the student with a "hands on" experience for selected parasites.
The aim of the course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to parasites in animals and humans.

Define the concepts of parasitism in animals and humans.
Understand the living conditions that are important for different parasite species to be able to exist within and outside their hosts.
Describe the general classes of parasites; recognise their morphology, describe their life cycle, their general biology, course of infection, basic pathogenesis and epidemiology.

Students will obtain basic skills in using parasitological tools to identify parasites in different systematic groups.
Identify parasites from different systematic groups by use of a range an diagnostic tools.

Students will obtain knowledge of important parasites in animals and humans. Is aware of pathogenic effects of parasites on their hosts and the problems in relation to animal and human welfare.
Foundations of Parasitology, L. S. Roberts and J. Janovy, 8th edition, 2008.
Christian Moliin Outzen Kapel, chk@life.ku.dk, Institut for Jordbrug og Økologi/Faggruppe Zoologi, Tlf: 353-32690
Mohammad M Al-Sabi, nafi@life.ku.dk, Institut for Jordbrug og Økologi/Faggruppe Zoologi, Tlf: 35332672
Jørn Grønvold, jrg@life.ku.dk, Institut for Økologi/Faggruppe Zoologi, Tlf:
Allan Knud Roepstorff, aro@life.ku.dk, Institut for Veterinær Sygdomsbiologi/PSU - Parasitologi, Sundhed og Udvikling, Tlf: 353-32746
Studienævn V
praktiske øvelser36
teoretiske øvelser18