Intestinal Protozoan Parasites (Online CE Course)

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Author: Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP) Reviewers: Diane M. Valentin, MS, MT(ASCP)MB and Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)

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This course is intended as a survey or overview of the protozoa (protista) that can be found in the human intestinal tract, and how to diagnose them. A brief introduction of each parasite, including its epidemiology and life cycle will be given. The emphasis will then be on key diagnostic features.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 4/30/2023
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Recall and briefly describe each of the commonly found protozoan parasites found in human feces.
  • Describe how a patient gets infected by each parasite.
  • Identify microscopic images of each parasite based on key diagnostic criteria.
  • Differentiate those protozoa that are capable of causing disease from those which are commensal.
  • Describe other (besides microscopy) diagnostic tests which can be used for the detection and identification of some of the commonly found parasites.

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Additional Information

Level of Instruction:  Basic to Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, pathology residents, MLS students, and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter.
Author Information: Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP) is a Senior lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia PA where she teaches hematology, clinical immunology, parasitology, and other related courses. She is also adjunct instructor in Hematology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA. She was the MLS Program Director at the University of the Sciences for 30 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Biology and in Health Care Administration.
Reviewer Information:  
Diane M. Valentin, MS, MT(ASCP)MB is Ms. Valentin is a graduate of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Ms. Valentin is a graduate of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (MT ’99) who has been working as a medical laboratory professional since her graduation. She also has earned a master’s of science degree in Biomedical Informatics, focusing in Bioinformatics, from Rutgers University and a certificate in Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics from Michigan State University. She holds two certifications by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP): Medical Technologist and Technologist in Molecular Biology.
Rory Huschka, M. Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of combined experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is the former Director of Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership.

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