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Homework assignment (PDF), due Friday, March 23rd IN CLASS

Homework assignment (.docx), due Friday, March 23rd IN CLASS


Study Aids

Parasite Characteristics Worksheet (PDF)

Parasite Characteristics Worksheet (.docx)

PLEASE REMEMBER: This is NOT a list of what will be on the test. There will be topics covered that are not on this form. This is intended as a study AID, to give you a place to start when you're studying for the exam.


General Reference

John Sullivan Electronic Atlas

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Historic Hookworm Pamphlet

Educational pamphlet used in the Hookworm Eradication campaign by the North Carolina State Board of Health and the Rockefeller Foundation in the early 1900's.


Lecture 1: January 9, 2012

Parasite-Predator Table


Lecture 2: January 11, 2012

Large Intestine: Transverse Section

The Digestive System


Lecture 3: January 13, 2012

Balantidium coli

Naegleria fowleri



Lecture 5: January 20, 2012

Trypanosome Life Stages


Lecture 6: January 23, 2012

Leishmania and Trypanosoma


Lecture 7: January 25, 2012

Intestinal Flagellates- Giardia, Dientamoeba, Trichomonas


Lecture 12: February 8, 2012

Human Flukes

General Fluke Anatomy


Lecture 13: February 10, 2012

Chlonorchis sinensis

Paragonimus westermani

Fasciola hepatica


Lecture 14: February 13, 2012



Lecture 15: February 15, 2012

Trematode Eggs

Tapeworm Anatomy

Tapeworm Proglottids

Penarchigetes oklensis (Caryophyllidean Cestode)


Lecture 17: February 20, 2012



Lecture 21: March 2, 2012

General Nematode Structure


Lecture 24: March 16, 2012

Trichuris and Trichinella

Hookworm and Strongyloides


Lecture 29: March 28, 2012

Ascaris lumbricoides

Enterobius vermicularis


Lecture 31: April 4, 2012

Nematode and Cestode eggs

Cestode Larval Forms




Lecture 32: April 6, 2012

Dactylogyrus vastator

Gyrodactylus cylindriformis

Polymorphus swartzi


Lecture 33: April 9, 2012

Acanthocephalans 1

Acanthocephalans 2



Lecture 34: April 11, 2012




Tick Anatomy

Tick Key

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