Level of instruction: Basic to intermediate
Intended audience: This course is intended for microbiology bench technicians and technologists, supervisors, and administrators.
Course Description: This course introduces the reader to the different organisms responsible for malarial disease. The life cycles of the malarial causing organisms and the vectors of transmission are discussed in detail as well as the clinical manifestations for each type of infection. The course presents the current and emerging diagnosis techniques along with current treatment options for malarial disease.
Author information: Timothy Walls, M.D., M.S., is an AP/CP boarded pathologist. He has completed fellowships in medical microbiology as well as molecular genetic pathology. Currently he is the Director of Clinical Laboratories at Sentara Reference Laboratories. Timothy has earned his B.S. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, his M.S. in Forensic Science at Drexel University and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Reviewer information: Margaret Reinhart MS, MT(ASCP) is the MLS Program Director and Senior lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA where she teaches hematology, clinical immunology, parasitology and other related courses. She is also adjunct instructor in Hematology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA. She holds a Master's Degree in Biology and in Health Care Administration.