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Høst 2023

BIO-3519 Parasites and epidemiology - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Master course for biology- and aquamedicine students.

The course is available as a singular course.

Course overlap

FH-203 Parasitology/epidemiology 10 stp

Course contents

The course gives an overview of parasitic animals (protozoan and multi-cellular animals) with a focus on their biology, ecology, strategies for transmission (life-cycles) and potential pathogenic effects on their hosts. The examples are given primarily from aquatic host-parasite systems, and the most common parasites of humans. Additionally, the course gives a basic introduction to epidemiology, immunology and ecological interactions between parasites and their different hosts.

Admission requirements

Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

Local admission, application code 9371 - Master`s level singular course.

Maximum number of students: 17

Objective of the course



General competence

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures: 24 hours, lab work: 6 hours (mandatory), field- and lab work: 3 days (mandatory), seminar 24 hours