Helminthic (Worm) Intestinal Parasites
The goal of this course is to define intestinal parasites, helminths (worms), which includes roundworms, tapeworms, and flukes, and explain the modes of transmission, outline the course of infection, classify types of parasites, and discuss treatment and disorders associated with them.

Course Publication Date: November 09, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:HIP0522
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pediatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the 2 main types of intestinal parasites.

  • List 3 main types of helminths.

  • Explain the primary modes of transmission for helminths.

  • Describe the main characteristics of at least 3 parasites of the nematodes.

  • Describe the main characteristics of at least 2 parasites of the cestodes.

  • Describe the main characteristics of at least 2 parasites of the trematodes.

  • Identify common measures to treat and prevent infection with intestinal parasites.


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