14D2I53 - Parasitology

Course specification
Course titleParasitology
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Zoran Kulišić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionEnrolled semester concerning to the subject.
      The goalAcquirement of now knowledge of biological cycle of parasite development, morphological and morphometrical characteristics important for identification of parasites (taxonomy status). Interactions between parasites and hosts; Introduction and adoption of the latest methods of parasitological laboratory diagnostics.
      The outcomeThe student should acquire now knowledge about the morphological characteristics, the development cycle of the parasite and the interaction of parasites and hosts; apply appropriate methods for sampling, isolation and identification of parasites and / or developmental stages of the parasite.
      Contents of lecturesМorphological characteristics of parasites on molecular level, antigenic characteristics of parasites, host-parasite interaction, biology and factors that determine the prevalence of parasites in the living world. Mastering the parasitological techniques for isolation and identification of different species of parasites (PCR, gel electrophoresis, ELISA, Western blot).
      Contents of exercises
      1. Kulisic Z. Helminthology, Serbian Veterinary Chamber, Belgrade, 2001.
      2. Kulisic Z., Aleksic-Bakrac N. Glossary in Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 1999.
      3. Dobrić Đ., Vicković D., Kulišić Z. Honey bee diseases. Faculty of veterinary medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2000.
      4. Kassai T. Veterinary helminthology, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1999. (Original title)
      5. Boch J., Supperer R. Veterinärmedizinische Parasitologie-Auflage, Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin und Hamburg, 1993. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical classes - interactive learning and work in laboratory, with the use of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentations, movies). Seminar work (paper).
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures30Test paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60