The Department of Parasitology involves teaching in the following modules of the MBBS degree 

Introductory Module (3rd Year)


  • Filariasis
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Cutaneous larva migrans
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis, visceral larvae migrans
  • Scabies, Pediculosis
  • Amoebiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Cryptosporidiosis and other coccodian parasites
  • Ascariasis
  • Strongyloidiasis and hookworm infections
  • Enterobiasis, Trichuriasis
  • Food borne trematode infections
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Adult cestode infections
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Larval cestode infections
  • Malaria
  • Toxoplasmosis

Practical Components

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the laboratory course conducted by Department of Parasitology, an undergraduate should have the following skills in relation to each of the listed areas below:

  • Be able to use a light microscope to examine a stool smear or a stained blood film.
  • Give clear instructions to a patient on how to collect a stool sample for examination for parasites.
  • When given a stool sample, prepare smears in saline and iodine and examine them for parasites.
  • Safely obtain finger prick blood from a patient
  • Examine specimen of helminthes or medically important arthropods using a hand held magnifying glass.


Blood and Immunology Module (3rd Year)


  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Insecticide and vector control
  • Fleas and Lice
  • Scabies and Mites
  • Ticks and Bugs

Practical component


Alimentary Module (4th Year)


  • Parasitic disease of GI tract

Fixed Learning Module

  • Specimen collection in GI disease

Problem based learning

  • Chronic Hepatits

Case discussion

  • Clinical case discussion on common GI problems

Toxicology Module (4th Year)


The student should be able to:

  • List the important snakes belonging to the families- Elapidae, Viperidae and Colubridae
  • Name the important venomous and non-venomous snakes
  • Differentiate between Elapids, Vipers and Colubrides based on their morphological characteristics
  • Identify the important snakes based on their body markings
  • List the measures taken to prevent snake bite
  • Describe the first aid measures given to snake bite victims







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