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TV5130 - Animal Parasitology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science. Other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science.

Review of the parasitic diseases important to veterinary medicine with a special emphasis on parasitic diseases common in tropical areas. Major groups of protozoan, helminth and arthropod parasites of domestic animals are examined with emphasis on diagnosis, epidemiology, control and treatment.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate research papers and reviews on parasitological topics and present conclusions as seminars/reports;
  • develop plans for the management and control of parasitic diseases using integrated approaches;
  • apply modern technologies to diagnosis and treatment of parasitic diseases;
  • identify the common parasites of domestic animals and describe their biology;
  • describe the pathogenic mechanisms of parasitic diseases.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Successfully complete the formative exercises, and Successfully complete the unit according to the requirements


Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (Optional face to face tutorials held weekly (see live timetable))
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours - online lectures and case studies (optional face to face tutorials)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.