MICR 817: Tropical Medical Parasitology II

Class Program
This course is designed to provide participants with laboratory, field, and clinical experience dealing with Wuchereria bancrofti, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Leishmania, and Echinococcus granulosus, all of which are common parasites that are the cause of considerable mortality and morbidity throughout the tropics. Complementing Tropical Medical Parasitology I (MICR 816), this course looks in greater detail at the epidemiology and public health importance of two or three major tropical medical parasites. This course is accompanied by a visit to a region where these parasitic diseases are endemic.