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Host-Parasite Interactions

NEM30306

About this course

This course focuses on different aspects of the interactions between protozoan and metazoan parasites and their host organisms. The course content is tailor made to the specific interest of individual students. The philosophy behind the course is that students can follow up their own curiosity on a subject linked to host-parasite interactions in the broadest possible sense (i.e., plant, human, animal, and soil health). This course offers students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge on the subject of their own choice. At the end of the course the students will deliver a scientific review paper based on a thorough analysis of the literature.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Identify relevant scientific literature in bibliographic databases (i.e., planning)
  • Create a clear outline for a paper to plan and guide their own writing
  • Illustrate their understanding of the subject matter in their own words in writing;
  • Develop the formal scientific writing style with a particular focus on precision, clarity, and conciseness
  • Rationalise own argument to support an objective or statement
  • Identify gaps in the current knowledge related to the subject matter of their literature research
  • Make concrete proposals to address these knowledge gaps with further research
  • Provide structured feedback on scientific text of other students and own work

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
This course is for students in the third year of their BSc program, as a preparation for their thesis, and for more advanced MSc students in Biology, Plant and Animal Sciences, Nutrition and Health, Biotechnology, and Molecular Life Sciences.

Link to more information

If anything remains unclear, please check the FAQ of Wageningen University.

Offering(s)

  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      25 October 2024
    • Term *
      Period 1
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 4 Aug 2024
  • Start date

    28 October 2024

    • Ends
      20 December 2024
    • Term *
      Period 2
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 29 Sept 2024
  • Start date

    6 January 2025

    • Ends
      31 January 2025
    • Term *
      Period 3
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 24 Nov 2024
  • Start date

    10 February 2025

    • Ends
      7 March 2025
    • Term *
      Period 4
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 12 Jan 2025
  • Start date

    10 March 2025

    • Ends
      2 May 2025
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 9 Feb 2025
  • Start date

    12 May 2025

    • Ends
      4 July 2025
    • Term *
      Period 6
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 6 Apr 2025
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University