BUG200 - Parasitology

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Subject Title

Subject Description

One of the primary functions of a technician in the animal health field, is to efficiently and accurately identify, both internal and external parasites that affect our patients. It is equally important to understand collection of samples, performing appropriate testing, logging and reporting results, and also to understand the limitations of the tests performed. Finally you will learn to educate clients on results, deworming programs, and how to communicate correct information on the topic of zoonosis.

Credit Status
One professional credit in VTE

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

-you must be able to correctly identify 70% of all, ova, adults and other life stages of both internal and external parasites viewed in the lab, and highlighted in course material.


-you must be able to use proper terminology to educate clients on, mode of infection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the more common parasites studied in this course.


-you must know ALL the common companion animal parasites that are zoonotic, and pose a threat to humans, and how they are transmitted.


-you must perform the necessary tests required to identify the parasites covered in this course, this includes flotations, skin scrapings, knotts, blood filtration, motility, blood smears, gross exam, Baerman, scotch tape prep, centrifugation.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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