Parasitology

Course Code :1001WETPAR
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for "Overview of the major building plans: animals", "Ecology I" and "Building plans and diversity of plants and fungi"
Contact hours:23
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Herwig Leirs

3. Course contents *

 

The course provides a systematic overview of the principal groups of parasitic protista, animals and (to a lesser extent) plants and fungi. Microbial parasites are dealt with only very briefly. Much attention is paid to the great formal variety, the divergent life cycles and transmission patterns, as well as to the interaction between hosts, vectors and parasites. The course includes a seminar in which the great formal variety of parasites is illustrated Students are taught how to recognise different types of parasites and their life stages. They are required to make a group assignment (4 students per group) whereby each group analyses and discusses a parasite and its cycle.