Parasitology Research Group

Teaching

Undergraduate

We coordinate a number of parasitology courses as a part of the veterinary science, biomedical science and animal science degree programs.

Parasitology (BMS364)

A unit in applied parasitology that introduces the concept of parasitism and the diversity of organisms. The life cycles and transmission patterns of the major parasites of people and domestic animals in Australia are described. The interaction between hosts and parasites, leading to disease, is covered in detail, as is the treatment of parasitic disease and the development of integrated approaches to parasitic control. Special attention is given to the role of medical research in understanding human parasitic disease.

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Animal Parasitology (ANS356)

This unit in applied parasitology introduces the concept of parasitism and the diversity of parasitic organisms. The life cycles and transmission patterns of the major parasites of production animals in Australia are described. The interaction between hosts and parasites leading to the disease is covered in detail. Special attention is given to the practical treatment of parasitic disease and the development of integrated approaches to parasite control in farming systems.

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Veterinary Parasitology (VET344)

A unit in applied parasitology that introduces the concept of parasitism and the diversity of parasitic organisms. The life cycles and transmission patterns of the major parasites of domestic animals in Australia are described. The interaction between hosts and parasites, leading to the disease, is covered in detail, as is the treatment of parasitic disease and the development of integrated approaches to parasite control. Special attention is given to the diagnoses of parasitic disease in livestock and companion animals.

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Additional Units

We also teach into other undergraduate courses, such as ANS102 Introduction to the Animal Body, BMS265 Medical Immuniology and Molecular Genetics, VET347 Veterinary Immunology and Molecular Genetics, VET342 Animal Systems II, VET530 Veterinary Core Clinical Rotations, MED100 Foundations of a Medical Vocation (Notre Dame University).

Honours

We encourage any students interested in undertaking a research project in parasitology as a part of their honours degree to contact Prof. Andy Thompson to discuss project options. An outline of our current research interests are shown on the Research page.

Postgraduate

We are continually recruiting new MSc and PhD students to our research group. Listed below are some projects currently available within our research group. See our research page for our main areas of research. If you are interested in discussing project options please contact Andy Thompson, Alan Lymbery or Stephanie Godfrey.