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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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Disease ControlDisease BiologyParasitologyMicrobiology

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
21 minutes to complete

Welcome and Course Overview

1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Clusters (How the course is structured)10m
2 hours to complete

Protozoans

11 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
11 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 43s
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
1 reading
Malaria Overview Reading10m
3 practice exercises
Malaria Vectors and Vector Control4m
Case Study Practice (Optional)10m
Malaria16m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Protozoans

6 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 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
1 reading
Trypanosomiasis Overview Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Trypanosomiasis12m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Protozoans

6 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 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
2 readings
Toxoplasmosis Overview Reading10m
Leishmaniasis Overview Reading10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz4m
Toxoplasmosis12m
Leishmaniasis14m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Cestodes

9 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 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
2 readings
Taeniasis Overview Reading10m
Echinococcosis Overview Reading10m
2 practice exercises
Taeniasis14m
Echinococcosis12m
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Top reviews from Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

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 VVApr 26th 2018

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

Instructors

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John A. Bartlett, M.D.

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