Medical Parasitology (Protozoology and Helminthology)
- Updated on Saturday 2nd of December 2023
Medical parasitology traditionally has included the study of three major groups of animals: parasitic protozoa, parasitic helminths (worms), and those arthropods that directly cause disease or act as vectors of various pathogens. A parasite is a pathogen that simultaneously injures and derives sustenance from its host.
Following a general introduction there are two large sections on protozoology and helminthology, wherein parasites are classified and described as to geographical distribution and habitat, morphology and life cycle, pathogenicity, and, to a lesser extent, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis.
This course serves to enrich you with simplified parasitology knowledge and content.
Suitable for you as a student or a practicing halthcare practitioner.
- A medical science background
- Free or premium Medcrine account
- Stable Internet connection
- 1:Introduction to protozoology: General characteristic and classification.
- 2:General characteristics of protozoans
- 3:The structure of protozoans
- 4:Classification of protozoas
- 5:Life Cycles of parasites
- 6:Parasitic Protozoans
- 7:Balantidium Coli
- 8:Entamoeba Histolytica - Amoebiasis
- 9:Giardia Intestinalis
- Task:Course assessment
- Task:Downloadable course materials
- Task:Course feedback and review
- Course completion digital certificate
- Topic: General
- 10 Chapters
- 5 CPD
- 18 Enrollments