This programme provides core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them.
The programme will enable you to demonstrate:
- detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology, life cycles, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and their relevance for human health and control
- detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology and strategies for control of the vectors and intermediate hosts of human parasites
- how to carry out practical laboratory identification of parasite stages and diagnose infections
- specialised skills in advanced diagnostic, molecular, immunological, genetic, chemotherapeutic, ecological and/or control aspects of the subject
- the ability to design a laboratory or field-based research project, and apply relevant research skills
This programme will provide you with the specialised skills needed for a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology. Graduates enter fields ranging from diagnostics through to applied basic research and operational control to higher degree studies and academic/teaching-related positions.
Parasitology & Entomology
Analysis & Design of Research Studies
Critical Skills for Tropical Medicine
Elective modules include:
Epidemiology & Control of Malaria
Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Techniques
Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology
Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination
Immunology of Parasitic Infection: Principles
Integrated Vector Management
Residential Field Trip
There is a compulsory one week field course, between Terms 2 and 3, on vector and parasite sampling and identification methods.
You will complete a research project based on a critical review of an approved topic, analysis of a collection of results or a laboratory study.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme director: Professor Mary Cameron
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org