Medical Parasitology and Mycology

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Miss Sonali Dash

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Course Name : Medical Parasitology and Mycology

Code(Credit) : CUTM1716(3-2-0)

Course Objectives

  • Describe basic morphology, life cycle, pathogenesis, lab diagnosis and treatment of parasites and fungi.
  • Perform appropriate laboratory techniques used in the processing of specimens and identification of parasites and fungi.
  • Describe basic principle and procedures of isolation of fungus and parasies from clinical samples like stool, vaginal swab etc.
  • Perform appropriate laboratory techniques used in the processing of specimens and identification of parasites and fungi.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identification  of pathogenic parasite and fungus in disease diagnosis and treatment.
  • The conceptual understanding of the subject provides opportunities for employability and scopes for higher education.
  • To serve as a resource for the clinical laboratories professionals in the different region.

Course Syllabus

Module I

General Parasitology- Classification of medically important parasites, epidemiology of parasitic infections, immunology of human parasitic infections. Diagnostic parasitology- Systematic study of following parasites (Geographical distribution, habitat, morphology and life cycle, risk of infection, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis prophylaxis and serological diagnosis)

Practice

Collection & transport of specimens for examination of stool for parasites   identification. Examination of other body fluids for parasites identification. Concentration techniques for demonstration of Ova (Principles and applications). Routine Stool examination for detection of intestinal parasites.

Module-II

Protozoa – Intestinal amoeba, free living pathologic amoeba, giardia, trichomonas, balantidium, isospora, cryptosporidium, microspora,cyclospora Plasmodia, leishmania, trypanasoma, toxoplasma, babesia.

Helminthes– Cestodes – Taenia, Echinococus, Diphylobothrium, Hymenolepsis, Multiceps, Trematodes- Schistosoma, Fasciola, Fasciolepsis, Paragonimus, Clonorchis, Opisthorchis. Nematodes- Ascaris, Hookworm (Ancylostoma), Trichuris, Enterobius, Strongyloides, Filaria, Trichinella, Toxocara, Dracunculus, Biological vectors.

Practice

Identification of adult worms from model’s or slide’s. Identification of different parasites their morphology from slide’s. Culture techniques for parasites. Serological diagnostic methods.

Module-III

General MycologyFungus – Classification Fungal Structure & Morphology, Reproduction in fungi, Immunity to Fungal Infections. Culture Media in Mycology, Stains in Mycology. Normal fungal flora of human beings. Diagnostic Mycology - Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections. Specimen collection, preservation, Transportation & Identification of Mycological Agent. Biochemical tests for fungal identification, Anti-fungal agents, invitro tests. Serological tests for mycotic infections. Use of laboratory animals in Mycology. Typing of fungi Preparation of fungal antigens & their standardization.

Practice

To prepare culture media used routinely in mycology. Diagnostic Methods in Mycotic Infections. Isolation and identification of fungus from clinical specimen. To perform all the staining techniques for identification of fungi.

Suggested Readings

1.Parasitology book by K.D. Chatterjee. 13th Ed.

2. Textbook of medical Parasitology.

Ebook Link

https://www.pdfdrive.com/textbook-of-medical-parasitology-textbook-of-medical-parasitology-e128716897.html

Online Tutorial Links

1. Diagnostic Mycology.

Elink-https://www.coursera.org/lecture/dermatology/fungal-infections-ZMX7J

2. Pathogenesis, Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections.

Elink- https://www.coursera.org/learn/epidemics

3.Identification of Mycological Agent.

https://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=76

4.Immunity to Fungal Infections.

https://www.coursera.org/lecture/bacterial-infections/2-2-chronic-infections-host-response-part-1-by-m-sc-ph-d-peter-ostrup-jensen-jzSKv

Simulation Links for Lab

1.Culture Media in Mycology.

https://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=76&sim=693&cnt=2

All the practice components can be performedby simulation as well as virtual labs.

Online Source: Udemy, Coursera, article library, NCBI,Study.com, You tube, Frontier, Febs,       unacademy, academia etc.

Session Plan

Session 1

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Session 2

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