1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE  PARASITOLOGY
2. COURSE CODE PAR3014
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF
  • Prof Dr Mohamed Adel Mohamed Abdel Rahim Elkadi
  • Dr Fadlul Azim Mansur
  • Pn Noradilah Samseh Abdullah
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Basic medical science course
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 1 & 2 / Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L T P/S O
50 11 16 9

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

  86+88=174
7. CREDIT VALUE 174/40= 4.35  (4 credit )
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, the students are expected to :

  1. Explain the importance of parasites as causes of infectious diseases.
  2. Understand the basics of immunopathology of parasitic infections and infestations.
  3. Develop skills of interpretation and synthesis of information, critical thinking and problem solving.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic physico-biological characters of medically important parasites (LO1, C2)
  2. Describe medically important parasites and identify simple diagnostic techniques for parasitic infections (LO2-P3)
  3. Relate the immunopathogenesis and pathology of parasitic infections and infestations to clinical presentation and infection control (LO3- CTPS, C3)
  4. Discuss the treatment, prevention and control of the parasitic diseases (LO3, A2)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Estimation of different epidemiological status of parasitic infections in and outside Malaysia.
  • Interpretation of different forms of data to predict the risks of threatening parasitic epidemics
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal tutorial, exercise, group work, using authentic situational or problem solving materials, informal activities from watching movies and listening to news,. Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of in class individual and group presentation or discussion will assess the student’s ability to apply critical thinking and encourage students to respond and participate actively in class.
  • Practical sessions
  • Discussion
  • PBL
  • Self-learning package

 Assessment strategy:

  • Summative assessment (mid semester, end semester and professional examination)
13. SYNOPSIS This course introduces to the students the basic principles of medical parasitology and basic and applied information in Immunology and preventive medicine as well.

This course also covers the pathological changes both at gross and ultra structural levels resulting from different parasitic invasions into: skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscles, bones, cartilages, vascular system, blood, lymph nodes & lymphatics, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, central and peripheral nervous tissues, reticuloendothelial system and urogenital system.

14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lecture, Tutorial, Practical, Seminar, Self-learning package, PBL.
15. Assessment methods and types
Summative Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Percentage (Total of final) Assessment method
End Semester 1 Examination 75% 30% MCQ, MEQ, OSPE
Mid Semester 2 Examination 25% MCQ
Second Professional Examination. 100% 70% MCQ, MEQ, OSPE
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/ SCL Assignment/ SLP /SDL Library search Self-study
Input 1: Introduction to Parasitology

  • Cell theory
  • Types of organisms
  • Diverse types of relationships between different members of existing Phyla.
  • Definition of parasite
  • Types of parasites
  • Classification of parasites
  • Basic ecology and micro-niche of parasites
  • Routes of transmissions of parasites
  • Adaptation to parasitic life
2 2 4
Input 2: Protozoa

Intestinal protozoa

  • Classification and structure
  • Entamoeba spp.complex
  • Intestinal and extraintestinal diseases of amoebiasis
  • Giardia intestinalis
  • Balantidium coli
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Free Living Amoeba

Urogenital protozoa

  • Trichomonas vaginalis

Blood Protozoa

  • Plasmodium
  • Babesia

 

Tissue Protozoa

  • Leishmania
  • Trypanosomes

Opportunistic protozoa

  • Toxoplasma
20 4 6  – 25 55
Input 3 : Trematoda
ClassificationLiver Trematode 

  • Fasciola
  • Clonorchis, Opisthorchis

Lung Trematode

  • Paragonimus spp.

Vascular trematode

  • Schistosoma spp.

Intestinal Trematodes

  • Fasciolopsis
  • Heterophyes
5 1 2 6.5 14.5
Input 4: Cestoda

  • Classification

Intestinal cestodes

  • Taenia spp.
  • H.nana
  • H.diminuta and D.caninum
  • D.latum

Tissue cestodes

  • Cysticercosis
  • Hydatidosis
  • Coenurosis
  • Sparganosis
6 2 2 8  18
Input 5:  NEMATODES

  • Classification

Intestinal Nematodes        

  • Ascaris
  • Enterobius
  • Trichuris
  • Hookworms
  • Strongyloides
  • Trichinella

Tissue Nematodes

  • VLM
  • CLM
  • Trichenosis
  • W.bancrofti
  • B.malayi
  • Onchocerca
 

 

 

9

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

11

24
Input 6 : Medical Entomology and Vectors

  • Classification

Blood sucking Diptera

  • Mosquitoe
  • Sandfly
  • Simulium, Chrysops & Tabanus

Non-blood sucking Diptera

  • Musca

Infesting arthropods

  • Myiasis producing flies
  • Lice
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Mites

Arthropods causing allergy

  • HDM, Cockroaches, Beetles
  • Scorpions & spiders
8  

2

 

4 11 25
Assessment and preparation 9 25 34
Total 50 11 16 63.5 174
17 References 1.     Larry S. Roberts & John Janovy Jr (2006)Foundation of Parasitology.7thedition. McGRA-HILL international edition.

2.     CK Jayaram Paniker. Textbook of Medical Parasitology. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India.

3.     P.Chakraborty. Textbook of Medical Parasitology. New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd, Kolkata, India.

4.     V.Zaman& ALKeong. Handbook of Medical Parasitology. KC Ang Publication, Singapore.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Programme Learning Outcomes

Topic Contact hours (week) Course  Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
Semester 1

Introduction to Parasitology

Protozoa

Trematoda

Cestoda

 

Semester 2

Nematoda

Medical Entomology and Vectors

3 – 4 hours

(WK1- WK15)

SEM 1

3-4 hours

(WK 1 – WK 15)

Sem 2

Identify and explain the basic physico-biological characters of medically important parasites (LO1- C2) LO1 Interactive Lecture

Tutorial

Student-Directed Learning (SDL)

Self-Learning Package (SLP)

Practical

Written Examination

MCQ

MEQ

OSPE

2.  Recognize simple diagnostic techniques for different parasitic infections (LO2-P3)  

 

LO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Practical report

– formative OSPE

3.  Apply the acquired knowledge in understanding the pathological  and immunological sequences of parasitic infections and infestations (LO3- C3, CTPS) LO3 CTPS3 Interactive Lecture

Tutorial

Student-Directed Learning (SDL)

Presentation

Written Examination

MCQ

MEQ

4. Propose treatment, prevention and control of the parasitic diseases (LO3- A4) LO3  

CTPS3

 

Interactive Lecture

Seminar

Tutorial

Student-Directed Learning (SDL)

Presentation

Written Examination

MCQ

MEQ

 

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Faculty : Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Programme: MBBS

Course:Parasitology

Cource Code:PAR3014

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PEO  

Delivery

 

Assessment

 

Key Performance Indicators/Index

PEO-1 PEO-2  PEO-3

 PEO-4

1 Describe The Basic Physico-Biological Characters Of Medically Important Parasites (LO1, C2) Lecture and tutorials Final examination 90% achieving grade C and above
2 Describe medically important parasites and identify simple diagnostic techniques for parasitic infections (LO2-P3)
3 Relate The Immunopathogenesis And Pathology Of Parasitic Infections And Infestations To Clinical Presentation And Infection Control (LO3- CTPS, C3)
4 Discuss the treatment, prevention and control of the parasitic diseases (LO3, A2)

Total

4  4  3

 

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Faculty :FPSK

Programme:MEDICINE

Course:PARASITOLOGY

Cource Code:PAR3014

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PLO Delivery Assessment  

Key Performance Indicators/Index

 

LO-1 LO-2 LO-3 LO-4 LO-5 LO-6 LO-7 LO-8

 LO-9

1 describe the basic physico-biological characters of medically important parasites (LO1, C2)

C2

Lecture and tutorials Final examination  

90% achieving grade C and above

2 describe medically important parasites and identify simple diagnostic techniques for parasitic infections (LO2-P3)

P3

3 relate the immunopathogenesis and pathology of parasitic infections and infestations to clinical presentation and infection control (LO3- CTPS, C3) C3

CTPS

4 discuss the treatment, prevention and control of the parasitic diseases (LO3, A2) A2
Total 2 2