ParasitologyCourse Description The aim of the course is to develop basic knowledge and skill to identify the parasites,diagnose the diseases caused by them, manage the patients, prevent and control parasiticdiseases. At the end of the course the students should be able to, State the definitions and classification of parasites Describe the geographical distribution, life cycle, morphology at different stages, sources of infection and mode of transmission of each parasite with a view of prevention and control of parasitic diseases. Identify the parasites at different stages of life cycle, their vectors and hosts by macroscopic or microscopic examination as appropriate. List the organs or the systems affected by the parasites and describe the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms Describe the sample collection methods, transport and laboratory diagnosis of parasitic diseases. Perform stool examination for intestinal parasites and blood smear staining for malaria and filarial parasites. Outline treatment of parasitic illnesses and management of patients. Describe the prevention and control of each parasitic illness Describe the parasitic zoonotic diseases Identify the medically important snakes and the basis of management of snake bite. Motivated to use the knowledge and skills obtained in the subject to understand the problems and management of their patients during clinical clerkships at the Teaching Hospital. The teaching / learning methods include lectures, practical classes, tutorials and modifiedsmall group discussions. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the activities.Handouts and copies of power point presentations are given to students as learning materials. Students are evaluated by two in course assessments and end of course assessments.Formative evaluations will be conducted frequently and the answers will be discussed with thestudents.
Detailed Syllabus Term 6 Protozoa Alimentary system 1 Lecture Amoebiasis 1 Lecture Amoebiasis + Balantidiasis 1 Lecture Giardiasis + Cryptosporidiosis 1 Practical Use of microscope [4 groups 45 min each] 1 Practical Amoebiasis [4 groups 45 min each] 1 Practical Balantidiasis+ Giardiasis [4 groups 45 min each] 3 SGD Diarrhoea - 4 groups Blood and other organs 3 Lecture Malaria 1 Practical Malaria (Demonstration) [4 groups 45 min each] 1 Practical Malaria (staining) [4 groups 45 min each] 3 SGD Malaria [4 groups] 1 Lecture Leishmaniasis 1 Lecture Trypanosomiasis 1 Lecture Toxoplasmosis 1 Practical Leishmaniasis + Trypanosomiasis [4 x 45 min each] 1 Practical Trypanosomiasis + Toxoplasmosis [4 x 45 min each] 3 SGD Leismaniasis [4 groups] Reproductive system 1 Lecture Trichomoniasis Term 7 Helminthes Alimentary system 1 Lecture Ascariasis & Trichuriasis 1 Lecture Hookworm disease & Strongyloidiasis 1 Lecture Enterobiasis, Trichinellosis 1 Practical Ascariasis & Trichuriasis + Hookworm disease+ Enterobiasis & Trichinellosis [4 groups 45 min each] 3 SGD Nematodes 1 Lecture Adult cestodes 1 Lecture Hydatid disease & cysticercorsis 1 Lecture Larvae migrans 3 Practical Adult cestodes + Hydatid disease [4 groups 45 min each] 1 Lecture GI tract Trematodes
References:Textbooks1) Text book of Medical Parasitology. C K Jayaram Paniker, 6th edition, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2007.2) Parasitology (Protozology and Helminthology) in relation to clinical Medicine. Chatterjee, K.D, 12th edition, Calcutta: Chatterjee medical publishers, 1980.3) Basic Clinical Parasitology. Franklin A Neva, 6th edition, East Norwalk: Prentice Hall International Inc, 1996. 4) Entomology for students of Medicine. Gordon R M and Lavoipierre M M J, Blackwells Scientific Publications, 1978.Reference Books1) Manson’s Tropical Diseases. Gordon Cook and Alimuddin Zumla, 21st edition, Saunders, 2002.2) Toply and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections.Volume 5. 10th edition, ASM Press, 2005.Evaluation of Parasitology Distribution Distribution of Marks- of Marks- Details of evaluation- Qualifying Type of Examination First subsequent No. of hrs No. of pass marks examination examinations question etc. (%) 1 In course 2 Theory Papers + 2 Assessment: 15 Spots 2 End of the course 85 100 2.1. Essay 50 60 4 questions-2hr 40% 2.2. Practicals:2.2.1 Stool 20 20 20 min/group Examination2.2.2 Spots 5 5 20 min/group 2.3. Viva 10 15 10 min/ student