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ZO4816: PARASITOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course covers human, livestock and wildlife parasitisms. The topics of host-parasite interactions, control of disease in humans and livestock, and impacts in wildlife are approached at the level of cell biology, immunology, epidemiology and health (veterinary and public).

Teaching combines lectures, research seminar style sessions, and student/group led exercises. A critical review essay provides an opportunity for independent study. Coursework is supported by individual and group tutorials.

The production of short technical reports and journalistic pieces offers opportunities to develop group working, presentation and writing skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jeremy Sternberg
  • Dr John Baird

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will explore recent developments in parasite biology and the control of parasitic disease. In particular we will focus on the role of the immune system in defence and disease, the host-parasite interactions which define the epidemiology of parasitic diseases, and control measures ranging from chemotherapy to vector-control. We will illustrate the course with examples from both invertebrate and vertebrate hosts, although the emphasis of the course will be toward mammalian (including human) parasitic diseases.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 31 - 34
  • 2 Lectures during University week35

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

Students receive the mark from their exam

Learning Outcomes
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback

Feedback on progress in understanding is provided informally during seminars and tutorials.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Resubmission of failed elements

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Course Learning Outcomes

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