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This course provides students an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and control. Tropical Parasitology is taught by faculty from an area highly impacted by tropical parasites- the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania. The faculty include Drs. Frank Mosha and Mramba Nyindo (and two lecturers, Drs. Johnson Matowo and Jovin Kitau). Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University, joins his faculty colleagues in this effort....
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Sugerido: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week

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Habilidades que você terá

ParasitologyDisease ControlMicrobiologyDisease Biology
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Sugerido: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week

Aprox. 11 horas restantes
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Welcome and Course Overview

Welcome to Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors, and Human Diseases! In this course, students will develop an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and control. Tropical Parasitology is taught by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College faculty -- Drs. Frank Mosha and Mramba Nyindo (and two lecturers, Drs. Johnson Matowo and Jovin Kitau). They are joined by Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University. To get started, view the video "Welcome to Tropical Parasitology," read the Course Overview, read about how the course is structured in Course Clusters, and review the Course Resources. Then move on to study the first cluster, Protozoans. Please note that the Protozoans cluster constitutes the largest content cluster in the course, and we have allocated 3 weeks to complete the work for this cluster. The other course clusters will take one week (each) to complete. We hope you enjoy the course, and we look forward to your contributions to our learning community....
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1 vídeo (Total de 1 min), 3 leituras
Reading3 leituras
Course Overview10min
Course Clusters (How the course is structured)10min
Feedback Survey Information10min
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2 horas para concluir

Protozoans

We are excited to begin our Protozoa cluster, focusing on malaria, trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, and leishmaniasis. Despite advances in prevention and treatment, protozoal diseases contribute substantially to the global burden of morbidity and mortality. This cluster has a total of 153 minutes of video and 85 pages of reading spread out over the four lessons. Each lesson has all of the readings, lectures, and additional materials to help you understand the topic. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material in each lesson, and you have four quizzes to complete in this cluster. (Note: this cluster includes a case study practice quiz, ungraded, which is optional). This cluster kicks off with a close look at malaria vectors and the fascinating research being done on diagnosing, treating, and vaccinating against malaria. This is by far the largest cluster in the course, so you have up to 3 weeks to complete this cluster....
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11 vídeos (Total de 74 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video11 videos
Malaria: Vector Control - Dr. Johnson Matowo6min
Malaria: Insecticide Resistance and Management - Dr. Johnson Matowo 11min
Malaria: Epidemiology - Dr. Franklin Mosha8min
Malaria: Mosquito Breeding Sites - Dr. Franklin Mosha min
Malaria: The Parasite in the Human Body - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11min
Malaria: Invasion and Colonization of Red Blood Cells by Merozoites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 6min
Malaria: The Parasite in the Mosquito - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 7min
Malaria: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett7min
Malaria: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4min
Malaria: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 4min
Reading2 leituras
Malaria Overview Reading10min
Module feedback survey10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Malaria Vectors and Vector Control4min
Case Study Practice (Optional)10min
Malaria16min

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Protozoans

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6 vídeos (Total de 50 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Trypanosomiasis: Sleeping Sickness - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11min
Trypanosomiasis: Human African Trypanosomiasis - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7min
Trypanosomiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6min
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4min
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 7min
Reading2 leituras
Trypanosomiasis Overview Reading10min
Module feedback survey10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Trypanosomiasis12min

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2 horas para concluir

Protozoans

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6 vídeos (Total de 46 min), 3 leituras, 3 testes
Video6 videos
Toxoplasmosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6min
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4min
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 6min
Leishmaniasis: Parasites and Vectors - Dr. Mramba Nyindo13min
Leishmaniasis: Pathophysiology & Treatment - Dr. John Bartlett6min
Reading3 leituras
Toxoplasmosis Overview Reading10min
Leishmaniasis Overview Reading10min
Module feedback survey10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz4min
Toxoplasmosis12min
Leishmaniasis14min

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2 horas para concluir

Cestodes

The Cestodes cluster focuses on taeniasis and echinococcosis. One example of their impact is neurocysticercosis, which is estimated as the leading cause of epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. This cluster has a total of 41 minutes of video and 31 pages of reading spread out over two lessons. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material, and you have two quizzes to complete for this cluster. This cluster begins by looking at the acquisition, manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurocysticercosis, a helminthic infection of the nervous system caused by Taenia solium....
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9 vídeos (Total de 42 min), 3 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Saginatum - Dr. John Bartlett2min
Taeniasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 1min
Taeniasis: Due to Taenia Solium - Dr. Mramba Nyindo6min
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Solium - Dr. John Bartlett5min
Echinococcosis: Hydatid Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7min
Echinococcosis: Alveolar Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo4min
Echinococcosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett5min
Echinococcosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 3min
Reading3 leituras
Taeniasis Overview Reading10min
Echinococcosis Overview Reading10min
Module feedback survey10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Taeniasis14min
Echinococcosis12min
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Melhores avaliações

por BYFeb 3rd 2017

best course than ever straight forward presentations,reports,clinical cases than have improved my knowledge about tropical infections especially ectoparasites & helminthes(worms)

por VVApr 26th 2018

very interesting course, with useful readings/lessons, and serious usefulness as MD consultant for international travellers.

Instrutores

John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center
Duke Global Health Institute

Franklin Mosha, Ph.D.

Professor of Parasitology and Medical Entomology

Mramba Nyindo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU Co.)

Sobre Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

Sobre Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College trains health professionals of all cadres ranging from Diplomas, Ordinary Degrees, Post Graduate Degrees and Doctor of Philosophy. Besides Post doctoral training opportunities are availed apart from continuing Education programmes....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • No. Completion of a Coursera course does not earn you academic credit from Duke; therefore, Duke is not able to provide you with a university transcript. However, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.

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