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    Rockhurst University
  Jan 18, 2018
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BL 4200 - Parasitology: Global Issues and Perspectives

A combined lecture and laboratory for the study of plant and animal parasites throughout the world. Parasites will be examined from a global perspective with an emphasis on cultural activities, including social, behavioral, and political actions, as well as environmental conditions, which promote the spread of parasites. The availability of medical treatments for parasitic infections will be explored, as well as examples of how parasites both manipulate host behavior and influence evolution. Lab exercises include parasite identification and diagnostic techniques. Course meets three hours per week.

Lab fee.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BL 1300 /BL 1301  or equivalent or instructor approval.