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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Parasitology (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Parasitology     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Parasitology focuses on the phenomenon of parasitism in humans, livestock, and other animals, and the control of parasitic diseases, including the interface of parasitism/immunity/nutrition in the context of the host-parasite. The research thesis is under the direction of a supervisor.

Thesis Courses (35 credits)

Required Courses (10 credits)

  • PARA 606 Parasitology Seminar (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : A seminar series in which students present seminars covering topics in parasitology, in areas relevant to their research interests. Students register for the course in their second term of residency. Attendance and participation are compulsory for M.Sc. students.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Liu, Qian (Fall)

  • PARA 607 Parasitology Research Seminar (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : This is a required course for M.Sc. students. A seminar course in which students registered at the Institute of Parasitology present seminars on the results of their thesis research. Students register for the course in the final term prior to thesis submission.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Liu, Qian (Fall)

  • PARA 635 Cell Biology and Infection (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : Research articles will be the primary source of information. This course will cover new principles in cell biology. In particular, the mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated through signal transduction pathways initiated at the cell surface will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: students with some background in molecular biology

  • PARA 655 Host-Parasite Interactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : Lectures, tutorials and laboratory demonstrations of the principal factors which affect levels of parasite infection and treatment of infections in humans and animals. The integration and management of the host-parasite relationship in terms of transmission, population dynamics, environmental management, behaviour, immune responses, pathology, and pharmacology to decrease parasitic disease.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Prichard, Roger K; Ndao, Momar (Fall)

Other course work in related subjects may be required, depending upon the candidate's background and research orientation.

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