Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

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The overall objective of this course is to acquaint medical school and graduate-level students with tropical parasitology and entomology. The course complements theclassical or traditional teaching of tropical parasitology and entomology.Other individuals interested in tropical parasitology and entomology will benefit equally. Course content covers epidemiology, transmission cycle, clinical manifestations, treatment and control of parasites in the following categories:

  1. Protozoa, including: malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis;
  2. Nematodes, including: filariasis, ascariasis, hookworm, strongyloidiasis;
  3. Cestodes, including: taeniasis, cystcercosis, echinococcosis;
  4. Trematodes, including: schistosomiasis, fascioliasis;
  5. Ectoparasites, including: fleas, ticks and mites, and lice.




John A. Bartlett, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center
Duke Global Health Institute

Franklin Mosha, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology and Medical Entomology

Mramba Nyindo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU Co.)


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