Course: Medical parasitology for clinical biologists.

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Course title Medical parasitology for clinical biologists.
Course code KME/060
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In academic years starting with an even year (e.g. 2016/2017), in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lhotská Zuzana, RNDr.
  • Ditrich Oleg, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Students are given presentations from lectures. Content of lectures: 1.Parasitology as clinical discipline.. Entamoeba histolytica and other intestinal amoebae.. 2. Giardia intestinalis.. Balantidium coli. Intestinal Apicomplexa.. 3. Intestinal Trematoda and Cestoda.. 4. Intestinal Nematoda. 5. Tissue Nematoda 6. Tissue Cestoda and Trematoda. 7. Malaria.8. Trypanosoma and Leishmania. 9. Trichomonas vaginalis, Naegleria and PAM, Acanthamoeba and GAE. 10. Oportunistic parasioses, Toxoplasma gondii, Pmeumocystis jiroveci. 11. Medical entomology.12.Medical acarology. 13. Medical mycoparasitology. Content of practicals: Safety precausions in parasitological lab. Trichrome staining of stool smears. Cultivation of Entamoeba histolytica.. Methylviolet staining. Concentration methods - flotation and M.I.F.C. AMS III, Intestinal and tissue trematodes and cestodes. Trichinella sp.diagnostics. Determination of eggs. Schistosoma spp. Blood smears, staining, differential diagnostics of Plasmodium spp.. Pappenheim staining. Wet mounts and dry smears - diagnostics of T. vaginalis. . Amphizoic culture. Serological methods: IFAT, ELISA Cultivation of microsporidia in cell cultures. Calcofluor staining. Parasitic insects. Parasitic arthropods. Diagnostics of scabies. Diagnostics of dermatophytes. Excursion to Parasitological lab in hospital.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Laboratory, Excursion
  • Class attendance - 165 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 200 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Basical information about human parasites (protists, helminths and parasitic arthropods) and parasitic diseases.
Basic knowledge of human parasites.
No specific requirements are necessary.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Written test (cross-section of the whole curriculum) followed by an oral exam. Attendance in practicals
Recommended literature
  • Ash L.R., Orihel T.C., 1990: Atlas of human Parasitology. III. vydání, ASCP Chicago, 1 - 262..
  • Bednář a kol., 1994: Lékařská mikrobiologie. (část věnovaná parazitózám)..
  • Garcia L.S., Bruckner D.A., 1993: Diagnostic Medical Parasitology. II. vydání, ASM Washington, 1 - 764..
  • Halton D.W., Behnke J.M., Marshall I.: Practical exercises in parasitology. Cambridge 2000, 1 - 461..
  • Jírovec O. a kol., 1977: Parasitologie pro lékaře, III. vydání, AVICENUM Praha, 1 - 798..
  • Orihel T.C., Ash L.R., 1995: Parasites in human tissues. ASCP Chicago, 1 - 386..
  • Peter W., Giles H.M. Color Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. Fourth Edition. Mosby - Wolfe. 1995..
  • Ryšavý B. a kol., 1988: Základy parazitologie. SPN Praha, 1 - 205..
  • Schmidt G.D., Roberts L. Foundations of Parasitology. Fifth Edition. Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 1996..
  • Skripta: Horák P., Scholz T. Biologie helmintů. Univerzita Karlova. 1998..
  • Votýpka a kol. O parazitech a lidech. Praha, 2018. ISBN 978-80-7553-350-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Clinical Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter