20402205 - MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY

The course is intended to provide students with learnig competences in the field of general and applied parasitology, including the main laboratory techniques necessary for the study and diagnosis of the parasitic diseases relevant to human health.

GRADONI LUIGI

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Mutuazione: 20402205 PARASSITOLOGIA MEDICA in Biologia per la ricerca molecolare, cellulare e fisiopatologica LM-6 N0 GRADONI LUIGI

Programma

GENERAL CONCEPTS AND LIFE CYCLES OF THE MAIN HUMAN PARASITES
TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS IN GENERAL PARASITOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION OF HUMAN PARASITES (PROTOZOA, PLATELMINTHS, NEMATODES AND ARTHROPODS)
MORPHOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION OF PARASITES
BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO PARASITE IDENTIFICATION AND SYSTEMATICS

TRANSMISSION PATTERNS THROUGH VECTORS: TRYPANOSOMATIDS, PLASMODIA, BABESIA,
FILARIAL WORMS, SCHISTOSOMES
TRANSMISSION PATTERNS THROUGH INGESTION: GIARDIA, AMOEBA, TOXOPLASMA, CRYPTOSPORIDIUM,
OPISTHORCHIS, TAPEWORMS, TRICHINELLA, TOXOCARA, PINWORMS
OTHER TRANSMISSION PATTERS: STRONGYLOIDES

IMMUNITY TO PARASITES AND PARASITE’S EVASION

PARASITIC DISEASES
TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOGENESIS, CLINICAL FEATURES, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
MAJOR PARASITIC DISEASES ENDEMIC IN ITALY: LEISHMANIASIS, GIARDIASIS, TOXOPLASMOSIS,
CYSTICERCOSIS, ECHINOCOCCOSIS/HYDATIDOSIS, TRICHINELLOSIS, TOXOCARIASIS, DIROFILARIASIS, OXYURIASIS, PEDICULOSIS
MAJOR PARASITIC DISEASES IMPORTED INTO ITALY: AFRICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS (SLEEPING SICKNESS),
AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS (CHAGAS DISEASE), AMEBIASIS, MALARIA, SCHISTOSOMIASIS


Testi Adottati

DE CARNERI – PARASSITOLOGIA MEDICA E DIAGNOSTICA PARASSITOLOGICA – CASA EDITRICE AMBROSIANA, 2013
GABRIELLA CANCRINI – PARASSITOLOGIA MEDICA ILLUSTRATA – LOMBARDO EDITORE, 2012