NST Part II BBS - Biology of Parasitism
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Lectures for this Minor Subject are given three days a week in the Michaelmas and first half of the Lent term, in the Department of Pathology.
The course is of interest to both students of medicine, veterinary medicine and zoology as it uses as its examples parasites of both man and domestic and wild animals. The principles of the biology of the parasites and their relationship with the host are examined in various sections:
It is hoped that this course will impart some of the unique attributes of veterinary and medical parasites. For example:
Dissertation is available
Timetable for 2012-13
All lectures take place in the Department of Pathology on M. Tu. Th. 4 p.m.
Lecture 1. Basic morphology and life cycles. Adaptations for transmission (Thursday 4 Oct)
Lectures 2-6. Adaptations for transmission. Structural and behavioural modifications including host recognition by free-living stages (trematodes, nematodes, arthropods) (Five lectures beginning Monday 8 Oct).
Lectures 7-11. Epidemiology of fasciolosis, gastro-intestinal nematodes and ticks and their associated diseases (liver pathology, anaemia, disease transmission, including endemic stability of infections) (Five lectures beginning Thursday 18 Oct).
Lectures 12-14. Recognition of and development of Plasmodium, Leishmania and Trypanosoma in intermediate hosts (Three lectures beginning Tuesday 30 Oct).
Lecture 15.6Innate invertebrate immune responses to parasites (Tuesday 6 Nov).
Lectures 17-23. Zoonoses (variously Taenia, Echinococcus, Toxocara, Cryptosporidium, Giardia) (Eight lectures beginning Thursday 8 Nov).
Lectures 24-26. Zoonoses (Toxoplasma, Trichinella, Fish borne trematodes) (Three lectures beginning Tuesday 15 Jan).
Lectures 27-31. Chemotherapy and resistance to insecticides and anthelmintics (Five lectures beginning Tuesday 22 Jan).
Lecture 32-35. Alternate methods of control, including bioinsecticides and biological control (Four lectures beginning Tuesday 5 Feb).