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Medicinal Insects

  • Program objectives and description
  • The skills that the student acquires
  • Program features and employment opportunities
  • Entry conditions
  • Program Structure
  • Xontact Method

Program objectives and description

1. The program is designed for students planning a career in the medical, veterinary and public health fields.

2. The program aims to arm students with qualifications for exploiting a wide range of employment opportunities, such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Environment, or enrollment in educational or research institutions.

3. The program incorporates knowledge about insect vectors and vector-borne diseases from a variety of research areas such as systematics, biology, physiology, ecology, epidemiology, biochemistry, molecular entomology and vector/disease control.

4. It prepares students for future collaboration with environmentalists, health professionals and veterinarians.

The skills that the student acquires

1. Underlying causes of major insect pest problems and recognition of insect groups of medical importance;

2. Insect vectors, their diversity, habits, biology, ecology and how they transmit diseases.

3. Various research techniques, including sampling, use of taxonomic keys, dissections, pesticide application, bioassays, molecular entomology, molecular diagnosis of pathogenic agents, experimental design, data analysis, and laboratory and field safety;

4. Information retrieval management, communication skills, including problem definition, project design, decision processes, teamwork, written and oral reports.

5. Acquired insecticide resistance, how it can develop and how it can be delayed or managed.

6. The basic information and techniques related to recent advancements in biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and genetic engineering.

7. The economic importance of insects, including direct and indirect interactions between insects and humans. As well as between insects and ecosystem.

Program features and employment opportunities

1. Provide students with up-to-date information and clear knowledge and understanding of the importance of insect as pests and vectors of human and animal diseases.

2. Have adequate knowledge about endemic or potential epidemic vector-borne diseases at the national and international levels.

3. Be familiar with methods for diagnosing, treating and preventing vector-borne diseases and controlling proper vectors.

4. Offer proper expertise in the public health and veterinary fields.

 The student must be successful in course 102 U for the first level.

The student's GPA exceeds 2.33
Communicate with the program coordinator: Dr. Enas Hamdi Saad- 01095397200