Copyright

Parasitology

Parasitology is the study of organisms that live on or in other organisms (hosts), from which they get nutrients. Read on to find out more about parasitology, a sub-discipline of microbiology, as well as career and education options in this field.

Inside Parasitology

Parasitology is the study of small organisms that require the body of another, called a host, for reproduction, shelter and food. These organisms are called parasites. Some parasites cause disease, while other parasites are harmless or nonpathogenic. Parasitologists analyze the parasite-host relationship and its effect on the health of humans, animals and ecosystems.

Education Information

Most parasitology degree programs are offered at the master's and doctoral levels; however, there are undergraduate programs in biology with a specialization in microbiology and parasitology, or courses and / or research opportunities in parasitology. Parasitologists must have the abilities to recognition parasitic infections and the various stages of the life-cycle of a parasite. Coursework often includes biochemistry, zoology, aquatic biology, public health and biostatistics. Here are a few examples of training programs in parasitology.

Distance Learning Options

Parasitology Related Articles

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

    • MS in Nursing
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
    • BS in Health Science

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • MSHS in Clinical Microbiology
    • MSHS in Clinical Research Administration
    • MSHS in Clinical and Translational Research
    • MSHS in Regulatory Affairs
    • MSHS in Laboratory Medicine
    • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics

    What is your highest level of education?

    • MS in Bioinformatics
    • Master of Biotechnology Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • MS in Biotechnology

    What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Ph.D. Health Sciences
    • BS in Health Sciences

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Medical Technology (BS)

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your age?

  • 8
    Tulane University of Louisiana
    • Medical Laboratory Technology

    Year of High School Graduation or GED completion:

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?