Tropical Parasitology: Protozoa, Worms, Vectors and Human Disease

Tropical Parasitology: Protozoa, Worms, Vectors and Human Disease

Credential
Department

Duke Global Health Institute

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

Intermediate

English

8 weeks

Variable

Overview

This course provides students an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and control. Tropical Parasitology is taught by faculty from an area highly impacted by tropical parasites: the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania. The faculty include Drs. Frank Mosha and Mramba Nyindo. Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University, joins his faculty colleagues in this effort.

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