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Title Malaria
Course number 2163
Program Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-11-20 -- 2017-11-24
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements
Learning outcomes At the end of the module students will be able to:
- discuss current issues in malaria research, prevention and control in low and middle income countries
- analyse broader context of malaria prevention and control interventions
- explain the importance of the recent pathogenesis of malaria
- understand the management of severe and uncomplicated malaria
Contents of the course Malaria epidemiology, life cycle, morphology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects, diagnostic methods. Principles for therapy and prophylaxis, pharmacology and resistance to antimalarial drugs. Immunology, genetics and vaccines. Entomology and vector control. Public health and socio-economic aspects. New control policies and research strategies.
Teaching and learning activities The course will consist of lectures, seminars and practical sessions
Compulsory elements It is compulsory to attend all the lectures. The practical sessions attendance is not compulsory for students with previous knowledge on the specific skills. It will be possible to compensate absence by completing individual assignments provided by the course organizer.
Examination Written examination.
Literature and other teaching material Essential Malariology, Fourth Edition David A. Warrell and Herbert M. Gilles, Oxford University Press
Number of students 9 - 40
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course will be located at Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital Solna
Additional course leader Muhammad Asghar and Klara Sondén
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Anna Färnert
Institutionen för medicin, Solna


Contact person Anne Rasikari
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
08-517 718 61