Medical Parasitology

Medical Parasitology
Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and epidemiology of human parasitic diseases. Laboratory included.
MMBIO
417
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMMBIO 261 & MMBIO 240
 NoteFall semester for Medical Laboratory Science students only. Winter semester for students in other majors.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Parasites and Pathogenesis

Gain familiarity with the medically important parasites. This includes understanding parasite host range as well as pathology and mechanisms of pathogenesis.
*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: Exhibit mastery of medical microbiology

Experimental Design

Be able to design experiments, with appropriate controls, to test various hypotheses in parasitology.
*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: Devise experiments with appropriate hypotheses and controls.

Critical Reading and Analysis

Read and critically interpret current scientific literature in the field of parasitology.
*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: Devise experiments with appropriate hypotheses and controls.

Alleviating Suffering

Students should gain an understanding of their role and responsibility in alleviating suffering caused by parasitic diseases.
*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: Reflect/discuss/explore how faith in the Lord and Christ-like living are affected by an understanding of fundamental biological principles.