The Course

Parasitology is the science that deal with living organisms that live in/on another living organisms for protection and nutrition purposes. A parasite is an organism that obtains food and shelter from another organism and derives all benefits from this association. The parasite is termed obligate when it can live only in a host; while it's classified as facultative when it can live both in a host as well as in a free form. Parasites that live inside the body of the host are termed as endoparasites, whereas those that exist on the outer body surface of the host are called ectoparasites. Parasites that cause harm to the host are pathogenic parasites, while those that benefit from the host without causing any harm are known as commensals.

Toxoplsma gondii, taged with fluorescent antibodies

Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
Department: Department of Medical Microbiology
Course title: Parasitology
Course code: PST6505
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2018/2019
Lecturer: Dr. Sarmad Nagemaldeen Mageed  Ms. Chawarwan Essa Obed
 Support Office Hours by appointment

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.