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ZOL 316     GENERAL PARASITOLOGY     

SPRING 2012

Instructor: Dr. Muzzall.
Office: 423, 404 Natural Science Building.
Office Hours: M, W: 10:30am to 12:00 noon,
and by appointment.
Phone: 517-355-1234; email: muzzall@msu.edu
Lecture Room: 204 Natural Science Building.

Mentored Teaching Student: Rebecca Morningstar.
Office: 345 Natural Science Building.
Office Hours: F; 10:30am to 12:00 noon and by appointment.
Email: rmorning@msu.edu
Website: www.msu.edu/~rmorning

Text: Roberts, L. S., and J. Janovy. 2009. Foundations of Parasitology, Eighth Edition, McGraw Hill.

Tentative Lecture Schedule

 

Date

Day

Description

Inst.

Readings

1/09

M

Course Objectives, Introduction, Terminology

PM

Chapters 1, 2, 3

1/11

W

Protozoa, Balantidium coli, Naegleria fowleri

PM

Chapters 10, 4

1/13

F

Entamoeba histolytica, Intestinal and Atrial Flagellates

PM

Chapters 7, 6

1/16

M

Holiday, No Classes

PM

 

1/18

W

False Positive/False Negative Results, Blood and Tissue Flagellates, Leishmania spp.

PM

Chapter 5

1/20

F

Chagas Disease, Trypanosoma spp. (African Trypanosomiasis)

PM

Chapters 8, 9

1/23

M

Toxoplasmosis

PM

 

1/25

W

Plasmodium spp. (Malaria)

PM

Chapter 11

1/27

F

Plasmodium spp.

PM

 

1/30

M

Evolution of Parasitic Protozoa

PM

 

2/01

W

Slides and Review

PM

 

2/03

F

EXAM 1

PM

 

2/06

M

Platyhelminthes, Digenetic Trematodes

PM

Chapters 13 (pp. 201-202), 15

2/08

W

Intestinal, Liver, and Lung Flukes

PM

Chapters 17, 18

2/10

F

Schistosoma spp. (Schistosomiasis)

PM

Chapter 16

2/13

M

Schistosoma spp.

PM

 

2/15

W

Monogeneans

PM

Chapter 19

2/17

F

Cestodes, Caryophyllidean Cestodes

PM

Chapter 20

2/20

M

Pseudophyllidean Cestodes

PM

Chapter 21

2/22

W

Cyclophyllidean Cestodes

PM

 

2/24

F

Evolution of the Platyhelminthes

PM

 

2/27

M

Slides and Review

PM

 

2/29

W

EXAM 2

PM

 

3/02

F

Nematodes

RM

Chapter 22

3/05

M

Spring Break

 

 

3/07

W

Spring Break

 

 

3/09

F

Spring Break

 

 

3/12

M

Trichinellidae

RM

Chapter 23

3/14

W

Ancylostomidae

RM

Chapter 25

3/16

F

Strongyloididae and Strongylidae

RM

Chapter 24

3/19

M

Trichostrongylidae
HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

RM

 

3/21

W

Ascarididae

RM

Chapter 26

3/23

F

Onchocercidae

RM

Chapter 29

 

 

HOMEWORK DUE BY 5:00 PM

 

 

3/26

M

Dracunculidae and miscellaneous nematodes

RM

pp. 447-461, 479-485

3/28

W

Nematode Evolution

RM

 

3/30

F

Slides and Review

RM

 

4/02

M

EXAM 3

RM

 

4/04

W

Acanthocephalans

PM 

Chapter 32

4/06

F

Arthropods

PM

Chapter 33 (p. 513)

4/09

M

Lice

PM

Chapter 36

4/11

W

Fleas

PM

Chapter 38

4/13

F

Ticks

PM

Chapters 41 (pp. 639-644, 646-648), 37

4/16

M

Mites and Bugs

PM

 

4/18

W

Host Behavior Altered by Parasites

PM

 

4/20

F

Host Behavior Altered by Parasites

PM

 

4/23

M

Parasites and Diseases as Regulatory Mechanism

PM

 

4/25

W

Parasites and Diseases as Regulatory Mechanisms

PM

 

4/27

F

EXAM 4

PM

 


ZOL 316                           GENERAL PARASITOLOGY                                    SPRING 2012

Notes

1. Mentored Teaching Student-Becky Morningstar is a fourth year PhD student in the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program. She is also a participant in the Certification in College Teaching program, for which she is required to complete a Mentored Teaching Experience, which she will doing in Zoology 316 this semester. In partial fulfillment of that requirement, she will be teaching a ten-lecture block on the nematodes between March 2nd and April 2nd (see lecture schedule above). Please feel free to contact Dr. Muzzall or Becky Morningstar for further information or with questions, comments or concerns on this activity.
2. Attendance is expected at all lectures. You are responsible for all announcements made in class and materials handed out in class. DATES FOR EXAMS MAY CHANGE.
3. Course Website-There will be a course website available at www.msu.edu/~rmorning. This website will be maintained by Becky Morningstar and will contain links to information and images about the parasites studied, scans of in-class handouts, and other relevant information. It will NOT contain copies of the notes from lecture. You are expected to attend lecture.
4. Please do not hesitate to ask if you are in need of help. Some of this material may seem confusing. You will have to work to master it and asking questions is a necessary part of that work. SPECIFICS AND DETAILS on the identification, biology, life cycle, prevention, pathology, etc., of each parasite species are important components of this course.
5. Reading assignments should be completed before coming to lecture. Use your book. You should be able to identify parasite species characterized in the book that are not discussed in lecture. Making note cards on these species may be helpful.
6. You are expected to be present for the exams when given. Keep your test booklet for each hour exam and feed back sheet for each exam you receive from the scoring office of the computer center. Make-up exams will be given only for valid reasons submitted in writing, and must be taken before any exam scores are returned to the class. All make-up exams will be essay and given at a common time determined by the instructor. A student cannot make up more than one exam.
7. Grading will be based on the scores received on four one-hour exams (approximately 100 points each). Exams will be a combination of multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions. The third hour exam will also include a written response component. All points are cumulative. The homework will consist of a short question to be assigned on Monday, March 19th and submitted by 5:00 PM Friday, March 23rd and will be worth 10 points. The following scale will be used in grade determination:

90-100%  4.0               70-75%  2.0
86-89%    3.5               66-69%  1.5
80-85%    3.0               60-65%  1.0
76-79%    2.5

8. At the end of the semester, do not ask me to add points to the total number of points you earned so that you can pass the course and graduate or retain a scholarship, etc. Remember, you will earn a grade in this course. Do not blame the instructors for you earning a poor or unacceptable grade.
9. If you have a problem with attendance, please discuss it with me before it becomes a problem. It is easier to make adjustments for job interviews, etc. before they happen than afterward.
10. The class lectures and materials distributed or exhibited in this course include intellectual property protected by copyright law. It is contrary to University policy for any student to sell or profit from the transmission or reproduction of these materials (whether directly to other students, by contract with third parties and/or through commercial note taking services) without the express permission of the instructor. The relevant University policy on attendance and class notes is found in Academic Programs, 1997-1999 on page 42. Students who provide these materials for profit are subject to removal from the class, pending a hearing by the department or University. Statement provided by the University Committee on Academic Policy, M.S.U. memo of April 8, 1998 from Folke Lindahl, Chairperson.
11. Course Evaluation: Michigan State University takes seriously the opinion of students in the evaluation of the effectiveness of instruction, and has implemented the SIRS (Student Instructional Rating System) process to gather feedback. The Zoology Department utilizes the “online SIRS” system, and you will receive an e-mail sometime during the last two weeks of class asking you to fill out the sirs web form at your convenience. Please note that the final grade for this course will not be accessible on STUINFO during the week following the submission of grades for the course unless the SIRS online form has been filled out. You also have the option on the online SIRS form to decline to participate in the evaluation of the course – we hope, however, that you will be willing to give us your frank and constructive feedback so that we may instruct students even better in the future. The evaluation of Becky Morningstar will be based on filling out paper SIRS forms after the instruction of her information is complete.


ZOL 316                                   GENERAL PARASITOLOGY                  SPRING 2012

Objectives of the Course
Students should be able to:

1. Give the names of the taxonomic group (common and scientific) and that of the genera and species covered in the course. Taxonomic group can refer to Phylum, Subphylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. Correct spelling will be used.

2. Recognize significant morphological characteristics for identification of parasites to taxonomic group and the life history stage.

3. Present the life history of the parasitic group as well as that of genera or species including:

  1. The infective agent for each host and their means of invasion.
  2. Each host in the life cycle and type of development, multiplication, etc., which occurs in each host.
  3. Movement routes and sites of development within hosts.
  4. Free living stages.

4. Understand the treatment, prevention, and control of the parasitic genera and species presented.

5. Understand the evolution of parasitic groups as well as other aspects of the parasites discussed.

Information to obtain these objectives will come from material presented in ZOL 316 lecture, handouts and from your textbook.