Protozoan/Protist Intestinal Infections
The goal of this course is to define and identify intestinal protozoan parasites, and to explain the distribution, characteristics, infection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods.

Course Publication Date: November 08, 2022

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:PPII0522
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the 2 main types of intestinal parasites.

  • Explain the characteristics of protozoa.

  • List 5 groups of protozoa.

  • Describe the main characteristics of Giardia.

  • Describe the main characteristics of Entamoeba histolytica.

  • Describe the main characteristics of Balantidium coli.

  • Describe the main characteristics of at least two Sporozoa, including Cryptosporidium.

  • Describe the main characteristics of microsporidia.

  • Describe diagnostic measures for all organisms.

  • Describe treatment options for all organisms.

  • Describe common methods to prevent infection with protozoa.


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