Jan 27, 2022
BIOL 441 - Parasitology
Introduction to the general biology of parasites and the host immune responses to and methods of evasion by parasites. Ecology and evolutionary biology of parasitic infections and modern methods for their control as well as their impact on human civilizations.
Prerequisites: BIOL 310.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 3441.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Discuss fundamental concepts of parasitism;
- Evaluate scientific findings and controversies in parasitology through a case history- based format and presentation;
- Describe ecological aspects of parasitism;
- Explain the role of immune responses in maintaining host homeostasis, including novel therapeutic means for fighting parasitic infections;
- Apply knowledge of parasite life cycles, natural history, and appropriate laboratory techniques/technologies to identify parasites;
- Apply fundamental biological principles to explain more advanced concepts in parasitology.
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