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Georgia Gwinnett College    
  Oct 19, 2017
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog
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BIOL 4000K - Parasitology

(4) Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIOL 3600K  with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor
A study of the taxonomy, morphology, ecology, evolution and life history of the major protozoan and metazoan parasites of animals. Laboratory component will emphasize techniques for the collection and identification of parasite of vertebrates. Upon completion of this course student should: (1) Explain the origin and evolution of parasitism and complex life-cycles; (2) Demonstrate knowledge of major groups of parasitic protozoans and metazoan that infect animals; (3) Describe the major anatomical and physiological characteristics and life-history strategies of these parasites; (4) Explain impact of parasites on animal and human welfare and (5) Develop laboratory skills necessary for the collection, preservation and identification of metazoan parasites of vertebrates. This course is intended for Biology majors.

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