Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VPZ603 927001 1 2 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In this course, teachings of parasites and their morphologies, life cycles, prevalences, taxonomies, nomenclatures rules, relationships with hosts, etc. are aimed.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Akademik kurul kararı ile belirlenmektedir.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Students describe the free living and parasitic life and who knows basic definitions and concepts about parasitism.
  2. Students are able to describe parasites as class level and know to general definition and morphology, clasification, life cycle, patogenesis, and epidemiology of parasites.
  3. Students will obtain knowledge of important parasites in animals and humans. Is aware of pathogenic effects of parasites on their hosts and the problems in relation to animal and human welfare.
  4. Students will get basic information about important parasites of animal and human and work to reduce the pathogenic effects of these parasite and to increase the welfare of animal and human.
  5. Basic knowledge is given the basic principles of antiparasitic treatment, and transmission of zoonoses and prevention methods of the parasiitic infections
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
- Umur Ş. 2013. Genel Parazitoloji. (Ders Notları). Samsun, - Schnieder T. 2006. Veterinärmedizinische Parasitologie. 6th ed. Parey, Stuttgart, 2006.-Lapage G, 1956. Veterinary Parasitology. Illionis, Charles C Thomas, Publisher.Ed. Heinz Mehhlorn. 1988. Parasitology in Focus. Facts and Trends. Springer,1988.-Schmidt GD, Roberts LS, 1989. Foundations of Parasitology. 4th edition , St Louis : Times Miror/Mosby Coll. Publishing-Smyth JS. 1994. Introduction to Animal Parasitology 3rd ed. Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, 1994. Saygı G. 1999. Genel Parazitoloji. 2. Baskı. Sivas. Esnaf Ofset Matb.,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
This course includes introduction to parasitology, basic terminology, definition of parasite, host-parasites relationship, effects of parasites on the host and their economic significance, types of parasitism, host and organ specify, parasitic life cycle, prevalence, general rules of nomenclature and classification of parasites, immunity to parasites and antiparasitic treatment and resistance, parasitic zoonoses. Additionally, general characteristics of the helmints are given by the class.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction to animal parasitology. The place ofthe parasites in the living world, the importanceof parasitic diseases in the world and in Turkey,and also in the veterinary medicine
2.The history of the parasitology in the world andTurkey, development, current status and futureof Parasitology in Turkey
3.The distribution of parasites in the universe, theplace of living world, relationships betweenorganisms, and nutrition and metabolism of theparasites
4.Host-parasite relationships, types of parasitism
5.The origin, evolution and future of the ofParasites
6.Devolepment and site selection of the parasite
7.Taxonomy and its general principles,andclassification of the parasites
8.The scintifically naming of parasites andparasitic diseases
9.The reproduction and growht of the parasites
10.Harmfull effects of the parasites in their hostsand in national economy
11.Epidemiology (dynamics and the interactionbetween parasite populations and between theparasite and its host) of the parasitic diseases,epidemiologically definitions.
12.Transmission routes and affecting factors of theParasites
13.Allergical and immunological mechanism in theparasitic disaeses,
14.Clinical signs and diagnosis of parasitic disases
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures14342