Parasite Epidemiology & Control Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Parasite Epidemiology & Control Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of parasite ecology and epidemiology and their practical application. Core information is presented in interactive lectures and through student-directed learning. This is supported by tutorials based around group work and problem-solving exercises. Practical sessions give hands-on experience of key laboratory techniques used in epidemiological surveys and the opportunity to work with some of the organisms covered in the lectures.

Course Outline


  • Epidemiology and Control of Soil Transmitted Helminths;

  • The Global Filariasis Programme (Control programmes) + Onchocerca Epidemiology & Control:

  • Malaria diagnosis in individuals and communities;

  • Trypanosomes - Epidemiology & control;

  • Control, elimination and eradication- Guinea Worm - a case study in an eradication programme;

  • Survey Structure & Sample size;

  • Practical approach to Surveys;

  • Schistosomiasis & control;

  • Cestodes - epidemiology & control;

  • Monitoring and evaluation;

  • Malaria drug sensitivity;

  • Modelling;

  • Cryptosporidium;

  • Molecular Epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis;

  • Zoonoses;

  • Information, Education & Communication Materials;

  • Co-infections and their impact on parasitic infections


  • Cultures for diagnosis;

  • Concentration techniques-blood parasites;

  • Concentration techniques - faecal parasites;

  • Staining stool smears;

  • Faecal protozoal staining;

  • Malaria drug sensitivity;

  • Rapid-Diagnostic Tests for malaria.

Academic requirements:

A knowledge of either Parasitology & Vector Biology is required or knowledge of clinical tropical medicine.

English language requirements:

Proof of English to IELTS 6.5

Specific aims:

  • Critically analyse and interpret ecological and epidemiological data
  • Apply techniques used in epidemiological surveys
  • Discuss the roles and effectiveness of chemotherapy and chemoprophylaxis in control of parasites
  • Explain the meaning of key concepts in parasite epidemiology
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
4 weeks
Full time
2,100 GBP
Start date Jan. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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Duration 4 weeks
Price 2,100 GBP