Current topics and issues in parasitology, including biological control, parasite epidemiology, immunology, ecology and evolution of parasitism.
This paper provides a critical overview of some selected areas of research at the cutting edge in ecological, evolutionary and applied parasitology.
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,282.09|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- Suitable for graduates in Zoology or Ecology
A solid background in general parasitology is not necessary.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Robert Poulin
- Paper Structure
- Topics currently fall under three main themes, forming three teaching modules:
- Impact of parasitism on ecosystems
- Parasite evolution
- Parasitism and host behaviour
- Teaching Arrangements
- Weekly roundtable discussions based on compulsory reading material and student-led presentations.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate in-depth understanding of key issues and current areas of research in ecological, evolutionary and applied parasitology.