14I2O06 - Parasitology

Course specification
Course titleParasitology
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Zoran Kulišić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. prof. dr Zoran Kulišić
  2. doc. dr Danica Bogunović
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalAcquirement of knowledge of biological cycle of parasite development, morphological and morphometrical characteristics important for identification of parasites (taxonomy status), application of adequate methods for sampling, isolation and identification of adult parasites and/or development stages of parasites.
    The outcomeStudent should possess knowledge of morphological and morphometrical characteristics of parasites and biological cycle of parasite development, know how to sample material for laboratory examination, prepare and make microscopic slides and macroscopic preparations, identify adult parasites and/or development stages of parasites and conduct laboratory protocols.
    Contents of lecturesParasitism, morphological and biological characteristics of parasites, nomenclature and taxonomy, transmission, reproduction of parasites, nutrition of parasites and products of their metabolism, relationship between parasite and host, host's response to presence of parasites, importance of parasites in epizootiology, epidemiology and ecology (4): Arhtropoda (18); Protozoa (14); Helminthes (24).
    Contents of exercisesPractice includes microscopic and macroscopic observation of developmental stages of arthropods (10), protozoa (6) and helminths (14) and interactive work in laboratory that includes learning of basic parasitological techniques - use of appropriate methods of sampling, isolation and identification of parasites and methods of making museum preparations and microscopic slides.
    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. Teodorović V., Bunčić O., Kulišić Z., Radenković-Damnjanović B., Teodorović R., Đorđević M., Mirilović M. Trichinella – Trichinellosis, Naučna KMD doo, Belgrade, 2007.
    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, with the use of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentations, movies). Practice - microscopic examination of microscopic slides and drawing in the workbook, learning using museum preparations of isolated parasites or parasites in situ, interactive work in laboratory.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper20
    Practical lessons10Oral examination50