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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Parasitology - MB160P66
Title: Parasitology
Guaranteed by: Department of Parasitology (31-161)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2017
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: oral
Hours per week, examination: 2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Level: basic
Explanation: This subject is meant for Erasmus students.
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Pavel Doležal, Ph.D.
RNDr. Vít Dvořák, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Ivan Hrdý, Ph.D.
Mgr. Tomáš Macháček
RNDr. Libor Mikeš, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Jan Tachezy, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jan Votýpka, Ph.D.
Opinion survey results   Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D. (13.09.2017)
This subject is meant for Erasmus students.
The introductory course "Parasitology" provides a brief overview of parasitic protists, helminths and arthropods, highlighting their phylogenetic relationships, life cycles/transmission modes and survival strategies. The most important human and animal parasites (mentioning also their pathogenicity, course of the illness, epidemiology, etc.) are presented.
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D. (14.02.2019)

Pdf presentations, related papers/book chapters and videos will be available

 through Moodle system (find MB160P66 Parasitology for Erasmus students course and login with your username and password you recieved for SIS )

All documents are protected with password, which students will recieve on lectures.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D. (11.05.2020)

Examination will be done in the form of online test in Moodle

The earliest date of exam will be possible after the last lecture will be finished. 

Dates (usually 3-4) will be announced via sis and e-mails before the end of the course (usually 1-2 weeks before the end).

The most important sources of informations for exam will be particular lectures, where you can ask teachers for detailed explanation personally. Presentations will be accessible through Moodle system with actualized passwords. During studying of materials, you should focus primarily on important human parasites, their life cycles, geographical distribution, main mechanisms of transmission and pathology, connections between vectors and pathogens, basic biology of main systematic groups of parasites and basic evolutionary context between them. 

Individual results of your exam will be notified via e-mails usually 1-2 days after exam. 


Rules for the TEST


The online test in Moodle will be opened for the first attempts continuously from 12. 5. 2020 to 12. 7. 2020.  Number of students enrolled is not restricted, time and the date is not limited, you can make the test whenever you want.


Each student will have three attempts to pass the exam. First attempt is freely opened, second and third will be available in Moodle after the individual consultation of previous results of the test via e-mail with the garant Jana Bulantová ( and will be password protected. Following attempts will be opened not earlier than 5 days after the previous. Second and third attempt will be opened only for students who have failed for the first time.


The test consists of 30 questions; you can reach 1 point for each completely correctly answered question. Each question has minimal 1 correct answer, more than one answer can be correct. There are no minus points, but any incomplete/partially correct answer will be considered as incorrect with zero points.


The time for completing the test is 45 minutes.


During the test you should not use any materials (presentations from lectures, literature, your own materials, internet etc.)


Prior to opening the test, you need to confirm that it will be completed only by you, without advices of other people, internet resources, materials provided for the course etc. It can be done by filling the Students statement in Moodle. Without confirmed statement, you will not be able to open the test. Please, be fair to yourself and your colleagues even in these difficult times.  


Scoring of the test is based on the system: „all or nothing“


Completely correct answer – 1 point

Partially correct answer – 0 point

Incorrect answer – 0 point

Blank test question – 0 point

There are no minus points


Results will be available immediately after the attempt with grade scale written below and will be filled to the SIS by me minimal once in the week. Students with failed test will contact me ( for e-mail consultation of the results and will receive password for the next attempt.


Grade scale

30 – 26 points – A (1)

25 – 21 points – B (2)

20 – 15 points – C (3)

Less than 15 points – D (4) failure

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Jana Bulantová, Ph.D. (30.03.2020)

Parasitology MB160P66 (basic course for Erasmus students)

Semester: 17. 2. 2020 – 14. 5. 2020
Lectures will be held in "Parasitology lecture room", Department of Parasitology, basement of Viničná 7, Prague 2 (every Monday at 12:20, duration 90 min)

Preliminary schedule:



I. – 24. 2. – Doc. Votýpka



I – 2. 3. - Mgr. Macháček (General Introduction)

II - 9. 3. - Dr. Mikeš (Trematoda) 

III – 16. 3. - Dr. Mikeš (Cestoda) CANCELED

IV – 23. 3. - Dr. Mikeš (Nematoda) CANCELED



I – 30. 3. - Prof. Tachezy (Evolution and Taxonomy of Parasitic Protists) CANCELED

II – 6. 4. - Doc. Hrdý (Amoebae and Metamonads) CANCELED

13. 4. Easter holidays

III – 20. 4. - Dr. Doležal (Malaria and Toxoplasmosis) CANCELED



I – 27. 4. Dr. Dvořák (Vectors)

II – 4. 5. - Dr. Dvořák (Diptera)

III – 11. 5. – Dr. Dvořák (Bloodfeeding) 


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