|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide an introduction to the diversity within the parasite world,the main taxonomic families (protozoa, arthropods, worms)and the methods for the control of ecto and endoparasites. Some aspects will be seen through lectures but also through laboratory practical exercises to demonstrate link host-parasite interactions.
Lecture 1. Introduction to general parasitology
Lecture 2. Protozoa 1
Lecture 3. Protozoa 2
Lecture 4. Trematodes
Lecture 5. Cestodes
Lecture 6. Nematodes
Lecture 7. Ectoparasites 1
Lecture 8. Ectoparasites 2
Lecture 9. Molecular identification of parasites
Lecture 10. Parasitoids
Lecture 11. Parasitology in aquatic systems 1 (GWB)
Lecture 12. Parasitology in aquatic systems 2 (GWB)
Lecture 13. Revision (OS+NF+GWB)
After successful completion of the module the students will be able to:
- understand the general characteristics presented by parasite organisms and the specificities from some specific parasite groups
- understand the mechanisms presented by the hosts to block parasite infections and those presented by the parasites to counter-react against the host‘s immune system
- have a very good understanding of the host - parasite interaction
- understand the different methods used for the control of ecto and endo-parasites.
After succesful completion of this module a student will be able to:
(1) recognise the different parasite classes
(2) be familiar with the general diagnostic tests used in parasitology
(3) quantify the effects of parasites on their hosts and form an opinion about the methods used to control parasites and their consequences
(4) develop his/her written communication skills trhough essay and reprt writting within the continuous assessment programme
(5) develop his/her oral communication skills through oral presentations
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for lab reports|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for essays|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||8:00||8:00||Revision for and completion of Semester 2 examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||4:00||8:00||Diagnostic tests|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||3:00||9:00||Focused groups assessing particular problems|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||3||2:00||6:00||Preparation for small group activities|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||20:00||20:00||Lecture follow up, compilation of notes, further reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||16:00||16:00||Compliation of notes and follow up after laboratory practical|
Lectures and small group teaching allows the development of a substantial knowledge base which is consolidated by the practical classes. Laboratory practicals allow training on practical issues of parasitology
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||50||3 questions from 5 to be attempted|
|Essay||2||A||15||1 essay, 1000 words|
|Practical/lab report||2||A||35||Two Lab Reports, 1 worth 25% and the 2nd worth 10%.|
The final exam will test the understanding of the covered lectures, including an essay-type answer. The laboratory practicals will assess their initiative, team skills and comprehension of the practical.
The essay associated with the laboratory practical will develop written skills and initiative.
This module will also assess their writing and oral skills.
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