Applied Molecular Parasitology

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Course Code: 
MBS 7218
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course endeavors to explicate the various applications of assorted molecular based aspects in the field of parasitology including understanding the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of parasites, possible tools for combating parasitic infections in man and his livestock. The course also looks at successes, emerging knowledge, and challenges in the field of vaccine and drug development with special emphasis on neglected tropical diseases. It highlights need to understand parasite adaptations for survival within the host and correlates of immune protection in order to translate them to effective drugs and vaccines against parasitic infection, disease control and prevention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge on current trends in molecular parasitology and applications of molecular biology in the study and detection of parasites and parasitic infections
  • To stimulate critical thinking in the area of molecular biology of parasites, host parasite relationship and thereby identifying gaps that need to be  filled through research
  • To stimulate students to develop independent research projects to fill gaps that are sited in areas of diagnosis of parasitic infections, drug and vaccine development or delivery systems.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course the student should

  • Be able to discuss various applications of Molecular biology in parasitology
  • Design and implement modern experimental molecular research techniques used in the study of parasites and diagnosis of parasitic diseases.
Applied Molecular Parasitology
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