Parasites cause a wide variety of human and livestock diseases worldwide, with severe consequences in both developing and developed countries. This specialism will help students to develop knowledge and understanding of parasitic behaviour as a stepping-stone to a career as a parasitologist.
Global health issues involve diseases like:
- Sleeping sickness
- River Blindness
These diseases are caused by parasites, which also have major impacts on animal health. Glasgow has internationally leading research and teaching capability in Parasitology and students can learn about how parasites infect their hosts, how hosts respond to infection and what we can do to combat parasitic disease.