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Medical Parasitology: Cestodes Of The Intestinal Tract

 Medical Parasitology: Cestodes of the Intestinal Tract (9887-12) This course will cover the natural history of intestinal cestode parasites infecting humans, including typical disease symptoms in the infected host and the usual means of diagnosis.

Code 9887-12
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 7
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the general body type and anatomy of cestodes
  • State the scientific and common name (where applicable) of each cestode covered
  • State the geographical distribution of each cestode
  • State, for each cestode, how infection is acquired and what measures can be used to prevent infection
  • Describe the life cycle of each cestode with particular reference to the stage at which humans become infected
  • Describe the diagnostic stage(s) of each cestode and name the optimal clinical specimen for diagnosis
  •  Describe the common symptoms of infection in each case
  • State the preferred treatment method, if any
  • Discuss the importance of recognizing spurious infections and artifacts in clinical specimens
  • Define terms related to cestodes given in the glossary
Author/Instructor: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT
Version Date: March 2012