Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasites, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    855
    Tuition (Module)
    855
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This is a practical course with the emphasis on the identification of gut parasites by microscopy and includes methods for preparation of samples and an evaluation of commercially available kits. The use of staining methods for the identification of gut protozoa will also be considered. Practicals will be supported by appropriate lectures including lectures on the differentiation of Entamoeba histolytica from the morphologically identical E.dispar and the current thinking on the pathogenicity of Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis.

Parasites associated with HIV and other immunosuppressive disorders will also be included, as will the isolation and identification of the facultative parasites Acanthamoeba and Naegleria. One morning will be devoted to the processing and identification of malaria, including the use of currently available malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs); and this is aimed at individuals who may find themselves having to identify malaria infection where it is not part of their routine work. Staff of the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory in the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases will give instruction on the course. A comprehensive laboratory manual is included and participants will be given, where possible, reference material to take back to their own laboratories.

Accreditation

Registration applied for with IBMS and the Royal College of Pathology for CPD.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Course Dates: 3 - 7 July 2017
  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
    Master

Programme Structure

Assessment 

There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Applying for this course 

Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM 

Visas 

The student is responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course, and is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible as obtaining a visa for the UK can sometimes take a long time. The Short Courses team, in the Registry, can provide supporting documentation if requested.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 855 International
  • GBP 855 EU/EEA

discounted to £770 for IBMS-members only

Funding

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