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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases by Duke University

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About the Course

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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Dec 9, 2019

I really enjoyed doing this course, I was a bit worried about the final exams but I had so much fun doing them. Really happy that I registered for it and I would advise anyone to take part.

Feb 2, 2017

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

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By Edzel J N B

Apr 14, 2021

The professor are greta!

By Amena - N

Nov 4, 2020

This is a great course

By Eilaf M S H

Jun 28, 2020

Very useful and joyful


Dec 31, 2020

Very important course

By witness e z

Mar 22, 2018

it is really helpfull


May 14, 2018

very interesting

By Daniela K L C

Aug 13, 2019

very good, full

By Amany K

May 4, 2020

Thanks a lot

By isihaka m

Feb 23, 2018

Very Helpful

By Kleber L d S

Mar 27, 2020


By Yadel C U

Jan 5, 2019

Thank you!

By Alfredo J A G

May 23, 2017

b REIOlnig


Aug 1, 2020

Superbe !

By francisco c f

Mar 2, 2018


By Philip S J

May 14, 2020

The only drawback was that the lecturers just read the text of the slides. In my experience the slides give the salient points that the lecturer wants to impress on the audience but a good lecturer gives more during the lecture. At least that is what I was taught to do whenever I and others in my profession lectured. Why even lecture; just tell the student to read the slides. Otherwise I learned a lot more than I thought I knew about the subject.

By Maryl H

Jul 6, 2020

What a fun class! It's very information-dense, so depending what your goals are for this class, you'll need to study quite a bit for the final exams to remember the dozens of pathogens, life cycles, epidemiological factors, and clinical manifestations. I really enjoyed the variety of experts in different subfields of infectious disease research that shared their perspectives on each type of parasitic infection!

By Alexander R A

Mar 9, 2020

I think the material is relatable in tropical countries. for the lectures, beside the parasite, i think i can use more information about the disease related. also in some of the presentations, the image of the parasite itself is not presented. i think it can be showed for better understanding

By Andrés F C G

Jul 18, 2020

Excellent course, it really includes the most important parasites, emphasizing in the most prevalent parasites in Africa but most of them are also important un the new world. I admit that it was a little bit challenging understanding Dr. Mosha but they were all excellent teachers.

By Atanu C

Nov 10, 2020

The course is well conceived and presented. It was enhanced by having field visits. If I may suggest , few more pictures may be used and few common laboratory investigation may be shown to make it more interesting. Overall I am satisfied with the course.

By Miguel C

Mar 9, 2020

It was a good course, shows the enviroment of some parasites and vectors, it has good resources to read. I would like that the course asks us deep information about pathophisiology and treatment of tropical diseases, and make more assignments

By Fernando O S

Jan 25, 2017

Curso muito bom, com excelentes professores e boas leituras, mas que pode melhorar com mais ilustrações e, talvez, animações, nas apresentações.

By Sven K

Nov 9, 2020

Very good and informative MOOC. Especially the first parts were very extensive and useful. The last weeks were a bit less informative.


May 16, 2020

A good course covering all the main aspects and a good instructor as well.

By Matthew K

Apr 27, 2020

Cool fun course! tough but important