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Master of Science Degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology
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
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.
This Post Graduate Degree programme is conducted by the department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences..
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.