CACMLE Microbiology/Virology Courses

085-Online: The Intestinal Parasites

$100.00

Contact Hours (Points): 10

This self-study course reviews the major pathogenic and non-pathogenic intestinal parasites of man including protozoa, members of the Apicomplexa, and the helminths. The pathogens are discussed in detail-clinical presentation, epidemiology, mechanisms of pathogenicity, methods of diagnosis, and treatment. Fifty-six images of cysts, trophozoites, larvae and eggs, as well as sketches of the organisms are included to demonstrate key diagnostic features. This course provides the participant the information needed to compare the diagnostic characteristics of each non-pathogen to those of the pathogens.

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Product Description

The Intestinal Parasites

Self-Study 085 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 10

Written by Linda A. Smith, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Published 2001. Updated 2014.

Online – 085: Course Taken Online: $100.00 BUY NOW

IMPORTANT: This online course is accessible using the following:

Desktop or Laptop Computer – Download the latest Adobe Reader program.

Kindle Fire – No additional App download is necessary.

Apple iPad (all versions) / Nook / Kindle – Recommend purchase of a PDF Reader App, such as GoodReader, Cloudreaders, or Stanza by Amazon. Once downloaded, launch this App to access the course online site in order to logon to and view your course.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION I: AMOEBA

PATHOGENS

Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba histolytica / E. dispar, Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Clinical Symptoms, Immunity, Clinical Symptoms, Life Cycle, Diagnosis, Treatment

NONPATHOGENS

Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba hartmanni, Endolimax nana and Iodamoeba butschlii, Blastocystis hominis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Balantidium coli, Diagnosis

SECTION II: FLAGELLATES

Giardia lamblia, At Risk Populations, Clinical Symptoms and Mechanisms of Pathogenicity, Mechanisms of Pathogenicity, Life Cycle, Diagnosis, Treatment, Chilomastix mesnili, Morphologic Characteristics, Dientamoeba fragilis, Clinical Symptoms, Diagnosis

SECTION III: APICOMPLEXA

Pathologic Mechanisms and Clinical Symptoms, Transmission, Diagnosis, Treatment: Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli, Cyclospora cayetanensis

SECTION IV: MICROSPORIDIA

Pathologic Mechanisms and Clinical Symptoms, Transmission, Diagnosis, Treatment

SECTION V: FLUKES

Transmission and Life Cycle, Therapy

Transmission, Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Clinical Symptoms, Diagnosis, Morphology: Paragonimus westermani, Fasciolopsis buski, Fasciola hepatica, Opisthorchis sinensis, Schistosomes

SECTION VI: TAPEWORMS

Diphyllobothrium latum, Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Clinical Symptoms, Life Cycle, Diagnosis

Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Clinical Symptoms, Lifecycle, Diagnosis, Treatment: Taenia sp., Hymenolepis nana, Hymenolepis diminuta, Dipylidium caninum

SECTION VII: ROUNDWORMS

Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Clinical Symptoms, Transmission and Life Cycle, Diagnosis, Treatment: Enterobius vermicularis , Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, Hookworm, Strongyloides stercoralis

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