Office of Undergraduate Instruction


01:146:328 Human Parasitology

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.






General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102
Course Description

As a consequence of our shrinking world, due to the increased frequency and ease of travel, the study of Parasitology has experienced a resurgence.  This course introduces the morphology, developmental life cycle, pathology, immunology, epidemiology, and treatment and control of each of the major parasites of humans.  In addition, modes of action of chemotherapeutic agents are presented.

Topics include:

  • Host-Parasite Relations
  • African Trypanosomes
  • American Trypanosomes
  • Leishmania 
  • Visceral Flagellates
  • The Pathogenic Amoebae
  • Ciliates
  • Toxoplasma  
  • Malaria
  • Visceral Trematodes
  • Schistosomes and Schistosomiasis
  • Cestodes
  • Nematodes
  • Arthropod-borne Diseases

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Course satisfies Learning Goals 

Factual and conceptual knowledge; scientific reasoning to analyzing neglected diseases of the globe

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

Three hourly exams

Final exam

Course Materials 

Human Parasitology, 4th ed.
Bogitsch, Carter, and Oeltmann
Academic Press, 2013
ISBN 978-0-12-415915-0

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Dr. Dunne Fong

B424 Nelson
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.


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