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This course provides students an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and control. Tropical Parasitology is taught by faculty from an area highly impacted by tropical parasites- the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania. The faculty include Drs. Frank Mosha and Mramba Nyindo (and two lecturers, Drs. Johnson Matowo and Jovin Kitau). Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University, joins his faculty colleagues in this effort....
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Disease ControlDisease BiologyParasitologyMicrobiology
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 8 weeks, 3-7 hours/week...
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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21 minutos para completar

Welcome and Course Overview

Welcome to Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors, and Human Diseases! In this course, students will develop an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention and control. Tropical Parasitology is taught by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College faculty -- Drs. Frank Mosha and Mramba Nyindo (and two lecturers, Drs. Johnson Matowo and Jovin Kitau). They are joined by Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University. To get started, view the video "Welcome to Tropical Parasitology," read the Course Overview, read about how the course is structured in Course Clusters, and review the Course Resources. Then move on to study the first cluster, Protozoans. Please note that the Protozoans cluster constitutes the largest content cluster in the course, and we have allocated 3 weeks to complete the work for this cluster. The other course clusters will take one week (each) to complete. We hope you enjoy the course, and we look forward to your contributions to our learning community....
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1 videos (Total: 1 min), 2 readings
Reading2 lecturas
Course Overview10m
Course Clusters (How the course is structured)10m
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2 horas para completar

Protozoans

We are excited to begin our Protozoa cluster, focusing on malaria, trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, and leishmaniasis. Despite advances in prevention and treatment, protozoal diseases contribute substantially to the global burden of morbidity and mortality. This cluster has a total of 153 minutes of video and 85 pages of reading spread out over the four lessons. Each lesson has all of the readings, lectures, and additional materials to help you understand the topic. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material in each lesson, and you have four quizzes to complete in this cluster. (Note: this cluster includes a case study practice quiz, ungraded, which is optional). This cluster kicks off with a close look at malaria vectors and the fascinating research being done on diagnosing, treating, and vaccinating against malaria. This is by far the largest cluster in the course, so you have up to 3 weeks to complete this cluster....
Reading
11 videos (Total: 74 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Malaria: Vector Control - Dr. Johnson Matowo6m
Malaria: Insecticide Resistance and Management - Dr. Johnson Matowo 11m
Malaria: Epidemiology - Dr. Franklin Mosha8m
Malaria: Mosquito Breeding Sites - Dr. Franklin Mosha m
Malaria: The Parasite in the Human Body - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11m
Malaria: Invasion and Colonization of Red Blood Cells by Merozoites - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 6m
Malaria: The Parasite in the Mosquito - Dr. Mramba Nyindo 7m
Malaria: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett7m
Malaria: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Malaria: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 4m
Reading1 lecturas
Malaria Overview Reading10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Malaria Vectors and Vector Control4m
Case Study Practice (Optional)10m
Malaria16m
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1 horas para completar

Protozoans

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Reading
6 videos (Total: 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Trypanosomiasis: Sleeping Sickness - Dr. Mramba Nyindo11m
Trypanosomiasis: Human African Trypanosomiasis - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7m
Trypanosomiasis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Trypanosomiasis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 7m
Reading1 lecturas
Trypanosomiasis Overview Reading10m
Quiz1 ejercicios de práctica
Trypanosomiasis12m
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2 horas para completar

Protozoans

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6 videos (Total: 46 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Toxoplasmosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 4m
Toxoplasmosis: Interview with Dr. William Howlett 6m
Leishmaniasis: Parasites and Vectors - Dr. Mramba Nyindo13m
Leishmaniasis: Pathophysiology & Treatment - Dr. John Bartlett6m
Reading2 lecturas
Toxoplasmosis Overview Reading10m
Leishmaniasis Overview Reading10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Practice Quiz4m
Toxoplasmosis12m
Leishmaniasis14m
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1 horas para completar

Cestodes

The Cestodes cluster focuses on taeniasis and echinococcosis. One example of their impact is neurocysticercosis, which is estimated as the leading cause of epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. This cluster has a total of 41 minutes of video and 31 pages of reading spread out over two lessons. You will have unlimited opportunities to take an untimed quiz after you’ve mastered the material, and you have two quizzes to complete for this cluster. This cluster begins by looking at the acquisition, manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurocysticercosis, a helminthic infection of the nervous system caused by Taenia solium....
Reading
9 videos (Total: 42 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Saginatum - Dr. John Bartlett2m
Taeniasis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 1m
Taeniasis: Due to Taenia Solium - Dr. Mramba Nyindo6m
Taeniasis: Pathophysiology of Taenia Solium - Dr. John Bartlett5m
Echinococcosis: Hydatid Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo7m
Echinococcosis: Alveolar Disease - Dr. Mramba Nyindo4m
Echinococcosis: Pathophysiology - Dr. John Bartlett5m
Echinococcosis: Interview with Dr. Venance Maro 3m
Reading2 lecturas
Taeniasis Overview Reading10m
Echinococcosis Overview Reading10m
Quiz2 ejercicios de práctica
Taeniasis14m
Echinococcosis12m
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por BYFeb 3rd 2017

best course than ever straight forward presentations,reports,clinical cases than have improved my knowledge about tropical infections especially ectoparasites & helminthes(worms)

por VVApr 26th 2018

very interesting course, with useful readings/lessons, and serious usefulness as MD consultant for international travellers.

Instructores

John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center
Duke Global Health Institute

Franklin Mosha, Ph.D.

Professor of Parasitology and Medical Entomology

Mramba Nyindo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMU Co.)

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Acerca de Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College trains health professionals of all cadres ranging from Diplomas, Ordinary Degrees, Post Graduate Degrees and Doctor of Philosophy. Besides Post doctoral training opportunities are availed apart from continuing Education programmes....

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  • No. Completion of a Coursera course does not earn you academic credit from Duke; therefore, Duke is not able to provide you with a university transcript. However, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.

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