Parasitology - BIOL341
This unit considers the intricate associations between parasites and their hosts. The unit begins with an exploration of the major parasitic groups including key taxonomic features, life-cycles and disease impacts. We then discuss topics including: diagnosis, host-parasite co-evolution, emerging diseases, wildlife conservation, climate change and parasites, and others. These major areas will encompass topical research themes. The practical work includes identification of common parasite species, parasite isolation, molecular diagnostics and phylogenetics. Students who are interested in human, animal and plant disease, evolution and whole-animal biology will enjoy this unit.
Session 3 Internal - Day; Offered in December 2012 - February 2013, North Ryde
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Michelle Power|
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
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