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A Multimedia Active Learning Approach to Introducing Human Parasitic Diseases in an Undergraduate Parasitology Course

    Author: Carissa N. Ganong1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO 64507
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    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. January 2021 vol. 22 no. 1 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v22i1.2185
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    Abstract:

    Introducing undergraduate students to major human diseases is a key focus of many parasitology courses. Here I present a multifaceted active learning technique that familiarizes students with major human parasitic diseases while simultaneously exposing students to a range of important medical, biological, and ecological concepts. This approach involves a combination of reading and analysis of primary literature, oral presentations and in-class discussions, films, and microscopy skills and could be modified for a range of different courses and teaching styles.

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Abstract:

Introducing undergraduate students to major human diseases is a key focus of many parasitology courses. Here I present a multifaceted active learning technique that familiarizes students with major human parasitic diseases while simultaneously exposing students to a range of important medical, biological, and ecological concepts. This approach involves a combination of reading and analysis of primary literature, oral presentations and in-class discussions, films, and microscopy skills and could be modified for a range of different courses and teaching styles.

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