Bi9480 Immunology of parasitic diseases

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
RNDr. Jiří Salát, Ph.D. (lecturer), prof. RNDr. Milan Gelnar, CSc. (deputy)
Mgr. Iveta Hodová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Andrea Vetešníková Šimková, PhD.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Iveta Hodová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 13:00–15:50 D31/238
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi6330 General parasitology || B6330 Parasitology || SOUHLAS
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of this course is: to explain immune response against parasite infections, including protozoans, helmints and ectoparasitic artrophods. This course is useful especially for students of parasitology, which will learn additional facts about parasite – host interactions. Attendants of the course should have basic knowledge of immunology from the past.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: - to explain immune response against parasite infections
- to describe and explain the relationship between the life cycle of parasite and immune mechanisms of the host
- identify and describe the immunopathology of parasitic infections
- to discuss the development of vaccines against parasites.
  • 1. Immunity systems and mechanisms 2. Experimental immunoparasitology 3. Plasmodium and malaria 4. Leishmania a leishmaniosis 5. African trypanosomiasis 6. Toxoplasma 7. Schistosoma 8. Gastrointestinal hematodes 9. Nematodes invading tissues 10. Immunity against ectoparasites 11. Parasites and vaccination
  • D.Wakelin: Immunity to parasites, Cambridge University Press 1996.
  • K.S. Warren: Immunology and molecular biology of parasitic infection, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford 1993.
  • Doporučená literautura viz osnova přednášky
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Předmět se vypisuje v sudých letech.
General note: Vypisuje se v sudých letech.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2018.
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