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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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Disease ControlDisease BiologyParasitologyMicrobiology
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Recommandé : 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week...
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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....
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 1 min), 2 lectures
Reading2 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Course Clusters (How the course is structured)10 min
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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 vidéos (Total 74 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Malaria: Vector Control - Dr. Johnson Matowo6 min
Malaria: Insecticide Resistance and Management - Dr. Johnson Matowo 11 min
Malaria: Epidemiology - Dr. Franklin Mosha8 min
Malaria: Mosquito Breeding Sites - Dr. Franklin Mosha min
Malaria: The Parasite in the Human Body - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11 min
Malaria: Invasion and Colonization of Red Blood Cells by Merozoites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 6 min
Malaria: The Parasite in the Mosquito - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 7 min
Malaria: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett7 min
Malaria: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4 min
Malaria: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 4 min
Reading1 lecture
Malaria Overview Reading10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Malaria Vectors and Vector Control4 min
Case Study Practice (Optional)10 min
Malaria16 min
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Protozoans

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 50 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Trypanosomiasis: Sleeping Sickness - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11 min
Trypanosomiasis: Human African Trypanosomiasis - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7 min
Trypanosomiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6 min
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4 min
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 7 min
Reading1 lecture
Trypanosomiasis Overview Reading10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Trypanosomiasis12 min
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Protozoans

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 46 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Toxoplasmosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6 min
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4 min
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 6 min
Leishmaniasis: Parasites and Vectors - Dr. Mramba Nyindo13 min
Leishmaniasis: Pathophysiology & Treatment - Dr. John Bartlett6 min
Reading2 lectures
Toxoplasmosis Overview Reading10 min
Leishmaniasis Overview Reading10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice Quiz4 min
Toxoplasmosis12 min
Leishmaniasis14 min
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1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 42 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Saginatum - Dr. John Bartlett2 min
Taeniasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 1 min
Taeniasis: Due to Taenia Solium - Dr. Mramba Nyindo6 min
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Solium - Dr. John Bartlett5 min
Echinococcosis: Hydatid Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7 min
Echinococcosis: Alveolar Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo4 min
Echinococcosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett5 min
Echinococcosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 3 min
Reading2 lectures
Taeniasis Overview Reading10 min
Echinococcosis Overview Reading10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Taeniasis14 min
Echinococcosis12 min
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par 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)

par VVApr 26th 2018

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

Enseignants

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.)

À propos de 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....

À propos de 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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