The teaching activity will be carried out during the hours set by the course calendar and will include:
FONTAL LESSONS (38 hours)
Definition of biological associations (symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism and parasitism); definitive host, intermediate host and vector definition; contact with the host; transmission and adhesion to the host; overcoming of defense systems; parasite’s migrations; reproduction; contamination by the host; parasitic specificity; concept of zoonoses and implications on “One health”; concepts of immunoparasitology; systematic of animal parasites. Parasitology as a branch of ecology. Notes on the applications of biotechnology in parasitology. Classification and morphobiological characteristics of the main forms of parasite propagation (eggs, larvae and oocysts).
Morphobiology of Protozoa belonging to the genera: Leishmania, Giardia, Eimeria, Isospora, Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, Neospora, Sarcocystis, Babesia, Theileria.
Morphobiology of Nematodes belonging to the superfamilies: Trichostrongyloidea, Strongyloidea, Metastrongyloidea, Rhabditoidea, Oxyuridea, Ascaridoidea, Spiruroidea, Filarioidea and Trichuroidea. Fluke morphobiology of the genera: Fasciola, Dicrocoelium, Paraphistomum and Calicophoron.
Morphobiology of Cestodes and relative larval forms of the genera: Taenia, Echinococcus, Multiceps, Anoplocephala, Moniezia, Dipylidium and Mesocestoides.
Morphobiology Arthropods of the genera: Culex, Phlebotomus, Anopheles, Aedes, Hypoderma, Oestrus, Gasterophilus, Hippobosca, Ctenocephalides, Pulex, Ixodes, Dermacentor, Boophilus, Rhipicephalus, Argas, Sarcoptes, Nitrophilus, Dermacentor, Othus, Demodex, Psoroptes, Chorioptes and Otodectes.
PRATICAL LESSONS (17 hours)
Knowledge of the Parasitology laboratory and notions of biosecurity to be applied to safeguard the health of the operator in the prevention of the main parasitic and / or transmissible zoonoses through biological matrices (faeces, hair, blood, etc.); techniques of isolation of parasitic elements; macro and microscopic recognition of the main parasitic agents; microscopic recognition of the propagation forms of parasites will be taught.
Should the COVID 19 emergency persist or reappear, FRONTAL LESSONS will be:
- online in synchronous mode using the Microsoft Teams platform. Face-to-face teaching can be implemented if the ministerial and / or university regulations will allow it.
The PRATICAL LESSONS will take place:
- online in synchronous / asynchronous mode using the Microsoft Teams platform.
- in the laboratory, in person, in accordance with COVID-19 protocols if the epidemiological trend of the pandemic will allow it.