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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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BI 326 - Parasitology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

A survey of Eukaryotic parasites (excluding bacteria and viruses) of humans and other animals. Morphology, classification, pathology, and diagnosis of medically important parasites will be discussed, as will ecological and evolutionary aspects of parasites in human and non-human hosts. Laboratory exercises will include examination of preserved material as well as dissection of invertebrate and small vertebrate hosts to collect, examine, and preserve live parasites. A group research project will be conducted to give cadets experience in developing and testing hypotheses using classical and modern techniques in parasitology as well as data analysis and presentation. Prerequisite(s): BI 101  and BI 102 , or BI 111 , BI 112 , and BI 113 .