Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology

Overview

The Programme in Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology is designed for biologists,veterinarians and medical personnel who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in a comprehensive range of aspects covering Medical Entomology and Parasitology. This programme consists of a broad range of modules that cater to persons currently engaged or seeking careers in health-related public and private sectors, research, academia and for further postgraduate study. The programme is offered once, every two academic years.

The programme is designed to meet the growing need for knowledge and skills development in vector borne disease control and vector control. These areas of study are importance since life threatening vector borne diseases like Dengue, Malaria and JE, still continue to be a major public health concern throughout the world despite all efforts to control their transmission.

Objectives of the programme

  • To enable personnel employed in the health sector to obtain specialized knowledge in fields related to vectors, pathogens and their control
  • To expand opportunities for postgraduate studies in the field of Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology
  • To promote research in areas relevant to Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology

Course units in the study programme

Compulsory courses

  1. Arthropods of Medical and Veterinary Importance
  2. Human Parasites
  3. Host Parasite Interactions
  4. Epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases
  5. Introduction to Molecular Biology and Immunology
  6. Diagnostic Parasitology
  7. Practical Techniques in Medical Entomology
  8. Public Health - Issues and policies
  9. Research Project
  10. Research Methodology and Communication Skills

Optional Courses

  1. Defense Mechanisms in Vectors and Parasites
  2. Molecular Biology of Vectors and Parasites
  3. Control of Arthropod Vectors of Diseases
  4. Clinical aspects of Vector-borne Diseases

General

Programme Code :

MM

Programme Category :

Masters Degree Programme;

Conducted by :

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Programme duration :

Minimum 2 years

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

The MSc in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology involves courses related to Medical Entomology, Parasitology, Epidemiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Vector Population Management, Clinical Aspects of Diseases, Disease Management, Polices related to vector borne diseases, Public Health and Polices with practical experiences for skills development and a compulsory research project. Polices related to vector borne diseases.

Admission

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Biological Science) from a recognized University, or,
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science from a recognized University, or,
  • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)from a recognized University, or,
  • An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of The Open University of Sri Lanka

Application

Accepting On-line Applications:

16th December 2018

Closing Date for On-line Applications:

15th January 2019

Programme Registration date:

23rd February 2019 and 5th March 2019

Finance

Registration Fee

Rs.      1,000.00

Facility Fee

Rs.      1,500.00

Library Fee

Rs.         200.00

Laboratory Deposit (Refundable)

Rs.      10,000.00

Tuition Fee

Rs.      225,000.00

Fees can be paid in installments

Further Details

This Post Graduate Degree programme is conducted by the department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences..
 

Address :

Dr Neetha Punchihewa Head/ Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Dr Chanika Jayasinghe Coordinator/ MSc in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Contact :

011 288 1488, 0112881446

Email :

zoohd@ou.ac.lkcdjay@ou.ac.lk

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