CLT 260 - Intro to Parasitology
An introductive study of parasites causing human disease emphasizing the taxonomy, morphology, life cycles, modes of transmission, and epidemiology of the clinically significant organisms. The course has both lecture and lab components with the lab component focusing on the distinguishing characteristics of protozoans and helminths. Laboratory procedures for specimen preparation and examinaton for parasites are included.
2 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the impact parasitic organisms have on human health and how epidemiological factors contribute to infection.
2. Describe morphological characteristics of protozoans, and helminths of public health concern.
3. Recognize and identify parasitic helminths and protozoa in microscopic images.
4. Describe proper specimen processing techniques for parasite recovery and detection.
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