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TV5131 - Host-Parasite Relationships

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to level 4 honours and graduate students.

A tutorial/seminarbased subject dealing with concepts and specific topics in parasitology. Interactions between parasites and their hosts from the molecular, biochemical and physiological to the population level are examined with reference to specific organisms.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss the evolution and basic theories of parasitism as a way of life;
  • discuss the means by which parasitic infections lead to parasitic disease and the pathogenic mechanisms involved;
  • understand the epidemiology of parasitic diseases and the principles involved in development and application of mathematical/computer models of parasitic diseases;
  • understand the mechanisms by which the hosts attempt to control the growth, development and multiplication of parasites and how parasites evade these processes.
Prerequisites: TV3042 and TV3043 or equivalent


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

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.