Universität Wien FIND

300324 VO Hygiene-relevant microbiology: The art of Parasitic (2018S)

a synopsis of a historical Parasitology, and the system of the medicinischen Polizey. Knowledge transfer of the past and medicine-historical roots of the contemporary Parasitology

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

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the lecture will be given in German


Aims, contents and method of the course

Parasitology in its historical context: The olympic art of surviving in an ancient society as a parasitos, the incorrect reception of the term in Europe in the early 17th Century, the parasite infections of humans and domestic animals in the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early Modern Age, the Maleficae-delusion partially resulting from these infections, and the modern prevention of epidemics by means of adminstrative police law execution.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examen

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Previous knowledge expected: Basic knowledge in medical parasitology

Examination topics

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