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Animal Diseases and Parasites

Tentative Schedule

Date

Topic

Labs

Week 1 January 2

Introduction

1 Parasites and disease

Cancelled

Week 2 January 9

2 "Protozoa" 1

3 "Protozoa" 2

Hantavirus

Week 3 January 16

Ice storm 2005 - UNBC closed

4 Monogeneans and Digeneas

Prions

Week 4 January 23

Cancelled to prevent the spread of disease

5 Tapeworms

Specimens

Week 5 January 30

6 Nematodes

7 Acanthocephalans and arthropods

Feces

Week 6 February 6

8 Antiparasite behaviour - foraging

9 Immunology - the basics

Lecture Midterm Exam

Week 7 February 13

No Classes

 

No Classes

Week 8 February 20

10 Immunology - responses and evasion

cancelled

Bird

Week 9 February 27

11 Host Specificity, coevolution and virulence

12 Parasite-mediated sexual selection

Fish

Week 10 March 6

13 Population ecology - hosts and parasites

14 Immunoecology

Frog

Week 11 March 13

15 Rep., trans, col.

16 Community Ecology

ID

Week 12 March 20

17  Coevolution, cospeciation

Religious holiday

Lecture Midterm Exam

Week 13 March 27

18 Investigating Disease I

Review

Open

Week 14 April 3

Review

Review and Conclusion

Open

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