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67493-01 - Vorlesung: Neglected Tropical Disease: From Genes to Elimination 1 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Peter Odermatt (peter.odermatt@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Asian liver fluke infections, Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis, are human neglected trematode infections with a complex life cycle (two intermediate: freshwater snails, cyprinoid fish species), several definitive host besides humans (cat, dogs, wildlife). ALF is a trematode infection of the biliary tract and has considerable impact on infected individuals and the affected societies. Its complex life cycles makes the control challenging. Divers research approaches are employed to improve diagnosis, treatment and sustainably control the infection in the population and manage the disease, including cancer, in patients.
• Lectures on the biology, clinical significance, diagnosis, and epidemiology of parasitic infections and control approaches;
• Lectures on the interaction between host-pathogen-environment and the dynamic transmission of Ov
• Lectures on severe clinical aspects associated with Ov infections and their adequate and appropriate treatment and care at different stage;
• Lectures on biomarkers to assess early hepato-biliary morbidities associated with Ov infection that may be beneficial in curative treatment;
• Demonstrations of the role of multi-disciplinarity and the one-health approach in effective intervention;
• Demonstrations at the microscope, virtual field visits in Asia over zoom
Lernziele The course uses Asian liver fluke (ALF) infection, a neglected tropical disease, as an example of a complex infectious disease to demonstrate research and public health approaches required to create the knowledge-base to control and potentially eliminate this neglected tropical disease.
After the course, participants will be able to (i) identify the key features of ALF life cycles, transmission dynamics and morbidity development; (ii) the multi- and transdisciplinary research approaches required to generate essential knowledge to comprehensively control Asian liver fluke (ALF) infection and morbidity in individuals and populations in the endemic settings.
In particular, the participants will understand what research approaches are essential to assess the infection and morbidity burden of the ALF infections, the key features of the local settings, the ecology of intermediate hosts; the mechanisms and pathways of morbidity development; the dynamics of transmission and development of morbidity; and the impact of control measures.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall 14-täglich
Datum 21.02.2023 – 30.05.2023
Zeit Dienstag, 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 21.02.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 07.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 28.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 6
Dienstag 04.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 18.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 02.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 16.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Dienstag 30.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 4
Module Modul: Advances in Epidemiology, Statistics and Global & Public Health (Masterstudium: Epidemiologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut