9889-20 Trematodes of the Intestinal and Urogenital Tract
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Updated May 2020

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Description:  This course will cover the natural history of intestinal and urogenital trematode parasites infecting humans, including typical disease symptoms in the infected host and the usual means of diagnosis.

There are no course prerequisites; however, for a comprehensive understanding of the intestinal helminths and their diagnostic stages found in stool and urine, it is strongly recommended that the learner also complete the courses on nematodes and cestodes of the intestinal and urogenital tracts.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the general body type and anatomy of trematodes.
  • State the scientific and common name (where applicable) of each trematode covered.
  • State the geographical distribution of each trematode.
  • State, for each trematode, how infection is acquired and what measures can be used to prevent infection.
  • Describe the life cycle of each trematode with particular reference to the stage at which humans become infected.
  • Describe the diagnostic stage(s) of each trematode and name the optimal clinical specimen for diagnosis.
  • Describe the common symptoms of infection in each case.
  • State the preferred treatment method, if any.
  • Discuss the importance of recognizing spurious infections and artifacts in clinical specimens.
  • Define terms related to trematodes given in the glossary.


Author: Rosemary Drisdelle, BA, ART, MLT

Version Date: May 2020


PEP hours: 7.5

CPS credits: 0.5

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of Final Exam.

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