The objective of the module is to provide fundamentals of applied veterinary helminthology, ectoparasitology and protozoology as required by veterinarians. The module covers the life cycles, relevant morphological features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of important parasites of domestic animals. Candidates will also learn how to diagnose infections/infestations and diseases in life and dead animals as well as how to treat and control them. Where applicable, emphasis is also given on zoonotic implications.
Third year academic level and admission to relevant programme.
1 practical per week over 30 weeks, 4 lectures per week over 30 weeks
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Veterinary Tropical Diseases
Period of presentation
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