Ch 10: Protozoan Diseases: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Protozoan Diseases chapter of this Microbiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master protozoan diseases. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of protozoan diseases.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering microbiology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding giardia, malaria, sleeping sickness, toxoplasmosis or any other protozoan diseases.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about protozoan diseases.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Protozoan Diseases chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Protozoan Diseases chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the causes and symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
  • How is giardia transmitted and treated?
  • How can malaria be prevented and treated?
  • What causes amoebic dysentery?
  • What is meant by the term 'sleeping sickness'?
  • How can a doctor tell if a patient has cryptosporidiosis?
  • How can people avoid becoming infected with trichomoniasis?

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Protozoan Diseases: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

1. Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Would you believe that 30-60% of people on the planet have been infected by a parasite and most never even know it? In this lesson, we will examine the disease toxoplasmosis and its causative agent, Toxoplasma gondii.

What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

2. What is Giardia? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

The anaerobic parasite Giardia lamblia is one of the most common intestinal protozoans in the United States. In this lesson, we examine the major characteristics of Giardia and discuss treatment and prevention options.

What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

3. What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

Malaria is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide every year. In this lesson, we will explore the organism that causes malaria and the disease itself.

Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

4. Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

In this lesson examining malaria, we will look at the impact of the disease in the U.S. and the major methods of preventing the disease. We will also discuss how to correctly treat patients stricken by malaria.

Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

5. Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Every science class starting in middle school, examines the Amoeba. In this lesson, we will dig into the world of one potentially deadly amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, and the diseases it can cause. You probably didn't learn about this in Intro Bio!

What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

6. What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

African sleeping sickness is a devastating disease in equatorial Africa, which is spread through the bite of the tsetse fly. In this lesson, we will look at the causative agent, Trypanosoma, and the major characteristics of the disease.

Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms

7. Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms

Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite that can cause serious gastrointestinal distress. In this lesson, we will investigate the general characteristics of Crypto and what symptoms to expect if you are ever infected.

Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

8. Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Protozoa don't often cause sexually transmitted diseases. One exception is Trichomonas vaginalis. In this lesson we will investigate the major characteristics of this unique parasite.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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