PARA 630: Seminar II

For the second year, each student will be required to make an oral presentation immediately after the first year second semester examinations on his/her thesis research proposal and also present a progress report midway into the second semester.

PARA 620: Seminar I

In the first year, each student is expected to attend all seminars and to make his/her own oral presentation on a selected topic to an audience, at least once each semester for assessment. The student will also be required to present a full write-up of the...

PARA 609: Biostatistics

Descriptive Statistics; Sample Distribution; Estimations; Testing of Hypothesis; Analysis of Variance; Simple Linear Regression and Correlation; Analysis of Contingency Tables; Non-Parametric Tests and Logistic Regressions.

PARA 608: Zoonotic Diseases

Diseases and/or infections which are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to man; animals considered as possible sources of infection: dogs, rodents, cats, pigs. Epidemiology of some zoonotic diseases: rabies, brucelliosis, tapeworm (Cysticercosis/...

PARA 607: Immunology of Parasites

Overview of innate and acquired immunity, premonition, age and non-specific resistance. Cellular co-operation in immune response and complement. Parasites in immunized hosts. Immunity to helminths and parasitic protozoa. Hypersensitivity  and allergic...

PARA 606: Special Topics in Immunology (Practical II)

Basic techniques involved in immunochemical methods/immunoassays - ELISA; immunolocalization; Western blotting; Radioimmunoassay (RIA) etc.

PARA 605: Histopathology of Parasites

Gross and histopathology; humoral, chemical and toxic responses of organs and tissues to parasitic infections. Reactions of the skin and alimentary tract to bites and infestations of arthropods (e.g., biting flies, lice, mites, ticks), helminths, protozoa and...

PARA 604: Mini-projects

Practical supplement of the epidemiology course in which students work as a team on three disease systems, for each of which a study is devised and conducted in an area where the diseases are endemic. Individual reports of the studies are written up and...

PARA 603: Techniques & Preparations (Practical I)

Basic techniques involved in preparing parasitological material for studies and preservation. Microtome work; slide preparations; fixation techniques.

PARA 602: Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases

History and methods of epidemiology; Epidemiological treatment of the major parasitic diseases of the tropics (i.e., malaria, the leishmaniasis, the trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, the filariases, the Guinea worm disease, Cestodes...