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. Alternatively, they will deliver a research proposal for pilot experiments to address research questions linked to host-parasite interactions.

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)
· construct a detailed outline of a review paper based on a coherent set of relevant scientific papers from the literature (i.e., planning)
· analyse relevant scientific literature
· compose a scientific review paper based on the analysis of the literature
· provide constructive peer feedback using editorial checklists

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

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Offering(s)

  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      25 October 2024
    • Term *
      Period 1
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
  • Start date

    28 October 2024

    • Ends
      20 December 2024
    • Term *
      Period 2
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
  • Start date

    6 January 2025

    • Ends
      31 January 2025
    • Term *
      Period 3
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
  • Start date

    10 February 2025

    • Ends
      7 March 2025
    • Term *
      Period 4
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
  • Start date

    10 March 2025

    • Ends
      2 May 2025
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
  • Start date

    12 May 2025

    • Ends
      4 July 2025
    • Term *
      Period 6
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
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