Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Parasitology

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Offered by: Parasitology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (10 credits)

  • PARA 635 Cell Biology and Infection (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : Research articles will be the primary source of information. This course will cover new principles in cell biology. In particular, the mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated through signal transduction pathways initiated at the cell surface will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Petra Rohrbach (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: students with some background in molecular biology

  • PARA 655 Host-Parasite Interactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : Lectures, tutorials and laboratory demonstrations of the principal factors which affect levels of parasite infection and treatment of infections in humans and animals. The integration and management of the host-parasite relationship in terms of transmission, population dynamics, environmental management, behaviour, immune responses, pathology, and pharmacology to decrease parasitic disease.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Roger K Prichard, Petra Rohrbach, Momar Ndao, Jerry Aldridge (Fall)

  • PARA 701 PhD Comprehensive Exam

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : Consists of a written proposal outlining the research planned and an oral examination.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Robin N Beech (Fall)

  • PARA 710 Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : This first seminar is a review of the scientific literature in the topic area of the thesis research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Robin N Beech (Fall) Petra Rohrbach (Winter)

  • PARA 711 Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Parasitology : A seminar series in which students present seminars covering topics in parasitology in areas relevant to their research interests. Attendance and participation are compulsory.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Robin N Beech (Fall) Petra Rohrbach (Winter)

* Note: In the first year of the doctoral program, the candidates must successfully complete a written thesis proposal and make an oral presentation on their proposed research to fulfil PARA 700, the comprehensive component.

Depending upon the candidate's background, other course work may be required.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)