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BIOL 5170 Human Parasitology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course is an introduction into the biology and biochemistry of parasites, organisms that live at the expense of other organisms. Parasitology covers a wide range of organisms ranging from protozoa like malaria to roundworms, tapeworms, fleas and ticks. Parasites have an important impact on human health, and global public health efforts toward control will be highlighted. The course will study the adaptations of parasites to their ecological niches in their infected hosts and the pathology resulting from parasitic infections.

Instructor(s): Marc Jan Gubbels

Prerequisites: BIOL2040. BIOL 2040 and additional course work in molecular cell biology (such as BIOL 3040, 4140, or 4400).

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Comments: Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17