PARASSITOLOGY

PARASSITOLOGY

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Code
52357
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
1 credits during the 4th year of 8451 Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology (LM-13) GENOVA

1 credits during the 4th year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA

1 credits during the 5th year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The course consists of 1 credit and is organized in 6 hours of lectures. It allows the student to acquire basic knowledge on the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical features of the major human parasitic diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the optional course, the student has a basic knowledge of the biology and the host-parasite interactions of protozoa and animals parasites of human beings. In particular, the student is able to recognize morphologically species or groups of parasitological interest, he knows the prophylactic rules to limit/eliminate infestations or infections caused by protozoa and animal parasites.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Objectives of  Parasitology. Leishmaniosis and trypanosomiasis. The amoebae. Malaria. Toxoplasmosis. The Metazoa: Tapeworms (solium, echinococcus). Nematodes: Pinworms and Hookworm

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

PONTIERI G.M.: ELEMENTI DI PATOLOGIA GENERALE EDIZ. PICCIN

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

BRUNO TASSO (President)

ELEONORA RUSSO (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The dates of the lessons in the second semester will be announced on the Department of Pharmacy website.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of the execution of a written essay on a topic chosen from those discussed during the lectures.