Informações sobre o curso
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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Nível intermediário

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week
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English

Legendas: English

Habilidades que você terá

ParasitologyDisease ControlMicrobiologyDisease Biology
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Intermediate Level

Nível intermediário

Clock

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Clusters (How the course is structured)10m
Feedback Survey Information10m
Clock
2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
11 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Malaria: Vector Control - Dr. Johnson Matowo6m
Malaria: Insecticide Resistance and Management - Dr. Johnson Matowo 11m
Malaria: Epidemiology - Dr. Franklin Mosha8m
Malaria: Mosquito Breeding Sites - Dr. Franklin Mosha 0m
Malaria: The Parasite in the Human Body - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11m
Malaria: Invasion and Colonization of Red Blood Cells by Merozoites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 6m
Malaria: The Parasite in the Mosquito - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 7m
Malaria: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett7m
Malaria: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Malaria: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 4m
Reading2 readings
Malaria Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Malaria Vectors and Vector Control4m
Case Study Practice (Optional)10m
Malaria16m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Protozoans

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Reading
6 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Trypanosomiasis: Sleeping Sickness - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11m
Trypanosomiasis: Human African Trypanosomiasis - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7m
Trypanosomiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 7m
Reading2 readings
Trypanosomiasis Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Trypanosomiasis12m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Protozoans

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Reading
6 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Toxoplasmosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 6m
Leishmaniasis: Parasites and Vectors - Dr. Mramba Nyindo13m
Leishmaniasis: Pathophysiology & Treatment - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Reading3 readings
Toxoplasmosis Overview Reading10m
Leishmaniasis Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz4m
Toxoplasmosis12m
Leishmaniasis14m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
9 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Saginatum - Dr. John Bartlett2m
Taeniasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 1m
Taeniasis: Due to Taenia Solium - Dr. Mramba Nyindo6m
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Solium - Dr. John Bartlett5m
Echinococcosis: Hydatid Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7m
Echinococcosis: Alveolar Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo4m
Echinococcosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett5m
Echinococcosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 3m
Reading3 readings
Taeniasis Overview Reading10m
Echinococcosis Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Taeniasis14m
Echinococcosis12m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Trematodes

The Trematodes cluster focuses on schistosomiasis and fascioliasis. It is estimated that almost 60 million people are infested with trematodes globally. This cluster has a total of 79 minutes of video and 31 pages of reading spread out over the two lessons. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material in each lesson, and you have two quizzes to complete for this cluster. This cluster begins by looking at schistosomiasis, a common intravascular infection caused by parasitic trematode worms in contaminated water....
Reading
11 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Schistosomiasis: Vector - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 5m
Schistosomiasis: Biology and Ecology - Dr. Mramba Nyindo15m
Schistosomiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett9m
Schistosomiasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Schistosomiasis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 11m
Schistosomiasis: Patient Diagnosis I - Dr. William Howlett 6m
Schistosomiasis: Patient Diagnosis II - Dr. William Howlett 3m
Fascioliasis: Biology of parasites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo9m
Fascioliasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett3m
Fascioliasis: A Closer Look in Tanzania3m
Reading3 readings
Schistosomiasis Overview Reading10m
Fascioliasis Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Schistosomiasis16m
Fascioliasis12m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Nematodes

The Nematodes cluster focuses on filariasis, ascariasis, hookworm, and strongyloidiasis. Nematode infestations may impact up to 185 million people in recent estimates of the global burden of disease. This cluster has a total of 90 minutes of video and 8 pages of reading spread out over four lessons. 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 for this cluster. This cluster kicks off by examining lymphatic filariasis and the fundamental need for compassion as a core value in global health practice....
Reading
15 videos (Total 92 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video15 videos
Hookworm: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett4m
Hookworm: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 1m
Hookworm: Interview with Dr. William Howlett **also addresses Ascaris10m
Filariasis: Introduction - Dr. Franklin Mosha5m
Filariasis: Lymphatic Filariasis - Dr. Franklin Mosha 13m
Filariasis: Onchocerciasis - Dr. Franklin Mosha 4m
Filariasis: Black Fly Vectors - Dr. Franklin Mosha 8m
Filariasis: Black Fly Breeding Sites - Dr. Franklin Mosha 3m
Filariasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett4m
Strongyloidiasis: Infection - Dr. Mramba Nyindo6m
Strongyloidiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett4m
Ascariasis: Vector and Epidemiology - Dr. Mramba Nyindo8m
Ascariasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett3m
Ascariasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 2m
Reading5 readings
Hookworm Overview Reading10m
Filariasis Overview Reading10m
Strongyloidiasis Overview Reading10m
Ascariasis Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Hookworm12m
Filariasis12m
Strongyloidiasis12m
Ascariasis12m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Ectoparasites

We are now into our final cluster, Ectoparasites, focusing on fleas, ticks and mites, lice, and pathophysiology of infestation with ectoparasites. In addition to causing annoying symptoms on their own, ectoparasites may be important vectors of human disease. This cluster only contains one lesson (Ectoparasites) and has 30 minutes of video and 33 pages of reading. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material, and you have one quiz to complete for this cluster We begin by looking at how to prevent Lyme disease through protective measures, tick reduction, and various vaccines for humans, ticks, and even reservoirs....
Reading
4 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Ectoparasites: Ticks and Mites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo10m
Ectoparasites: Lice - Dr. Jovin Kitau10m
Ectoparasites: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett2m
Reading2 readings
Ectoparasites Overview Reading10m
Module feedback survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Ectoparasites12m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Final Exam

The final exam is a graded 3-part exam, and each part includes information from all of the disease clusters covered throughout the course. The final exam consists of 45 questions, in total. You will have unlimited attempts for each part of the final exam, with the highest scoring attempt counting toward the course grade. The final exam will contribute 60% to your total course grade (with each part of the exam having a weight of 20%)....
Reading
3 quizzes
Quiz3 practice exercises
Final Exam, Part 130m
Final Exam, Part 228m
Final Exam, Part 332m
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Briefcase

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Top Reviews

By 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)

By AJan 7th 2018

Thank you so much, Duke University and Kilimanjaro University for giving me the possibility to learn from all of you. I really enjoyed the course. Kind regards from Spain!

Instructors

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John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center
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Franklin Mosha, Ph.D.

Professor of Parasitology and Medical Entomology
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Mramba Nyindo, Ph.D.

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

About 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....

About 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....

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