Biology | Human Parasitology
M375 | 0565 | Mower, R


Course format: Lecture: 2:30P-3:20P, MW, JH A105. Lab lecture:
3:35P-4:25P, R, JH A105.  In addition, there will be three hours of
lab per week (1:25P-4:25P, F, JH 451).

Requirements:  P: Biol L111 and L112.  R:  Biol M215 or M255.

Course description: Biology of human parasites focusing on their
cause, spread, immune tricking, diagnosis, treatment and their major
role in the progression of AIDS.  Major groups of protozoa, helminths
and medically important arthropods will be covered.  Lab section (3
hr/wk) will present both live and fixed materials complementing
lecture.  Lab/lecture (1 hr/wk) will introduce procedures and concepts
for the lab.

Required text: Despommier, "Parasitic Disease", third edition.

Weekly assignments: Lecture - none. Lab - two-three small projects
(mostly done in lab).

Exams/papers: Lecture  bi-weekly quizzes, one final. Two lab
practical exams.