The course comprises lectures, + Continuous assessment
a. Treatments and resistance to treatments (Drugs)
b. Molecular aspects of the the immune responses to parasites: MHC & cytokines
c. Molecular aspects of the parasites surfaces and survival mechanisms.
d. Vaccine development.
The parasites covered will be restricted to a small number:
Veterinary nematodes and Medical Parasites listed by the World Health Organisation
i Nematodes causing Parasitic Gastro-Enteritis (PGE)
ii Filariases: causing Elephantiasis and River Blindness
iii Hookworms: causing anaemia.
Resistance to Ectoparasite treatments:
iv Animal mange, human head lice and Scabies
v Resistance to Anthelmintics in Schistosomiosis: causing Bilharzia
vi. Malaria causing: fever, anaemia and cerebral effects
vii. Trypanosomiosis (African and American): causing Sleeping sickness
viii. Leishmaniosis: causing Kala-Azar, cutaneous and muco-cutaneous **(Includes Immunology as a test in week 6 contributing to your continuous assesment).
Course Co-ordinator: Dr. Clive Bennett Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Division
Room 5127 Extension 24407
Dr Clive Bennett E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
© Dr. Clive Bennett 2006