CODE 52357 ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024 CREDITS 1 cfu anno 3 8451 (LM-13) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/04 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 1° Semester MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (PCT MD) III YEAR TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB AIMS AND CONTENT AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES The main purpose of the course is to provide basic knowledge on general parasitology and on host-parasite interactions of protozoa, trematodes, nematodes and ectoparasites, to know how to morphologically recognize the species or groups of greatest parasitological interest, to know the pathologies determined by major human parasites. TEACHING METHODS The teaching is organized in frontal lessons for a total of 8 hours. In the event of a health emergency, frontal teaching can be carried in telematic mode. SYLLABUS/CONTENT Field of study of Parasitology. Adaptation to parasitic life. Pathways of transmission of parasites to humans. Action of the parasite on the host. Host reaction to the parasite. Mechanisms of the parasite to evade the host defense systems. Protozoa infestations. Leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis. Amebiasis. Giardiasis. Trichomoniasis. Toxoplasmosis. Malaria. Fluke infestations. Schistosomiasis. Fascioliasis. Dystomiasis. Diphyllobothriasis. Teniasi. Hydatidosis. Nematode infestations. Strongyloidosis. Hookworm. Oxyuriasis. Ascaridosis. Tricuriasis. Filariasis. Onchocerciasis. Trichinellosis. Anisakidosis. Ectoparasitic infestations: ticks and Lyme disease. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY PONTIERI G.M.: ELEMENTI DI PATOLOGIA GENERALE EDIZ. PICCIN Lecture notes will be available and shared on Aulaweb/Unige. TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD CINZIA MARIA DOMENICOTTI Ricevimento: The reception of the students is agreed from time to time, according to the needs and deadlines, by e-mail to the following address: Cinzia.Domenicotti@unige.it The office is located at General Pathology Section - DIMES via LB Alberti 2- Genoa tel +39 010 3538830 Exam Board BRUNO TASSO (President) ELEONORA RUSSO (President Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START Parasitology lessons begin at the end of the first semester generally in mid-January. In periods of health emergency they are held remotely using the TEAMS platform and the code to enter the classroom is communicated via Aulaweb/Unige. Class schedule L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy. EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION The exam consists of an oral interview on the general parasitology part and on a topic chosen among the human parasitic diseases explained in class. ASSESSMENT METHODS The achievement of the learning outcomes by the student will be ascertained by evaluating the oral interview.