Learning Outcomes for Study Session 34

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

34.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 34.1, 34.2 and 34.3)

34.2  Identify the common causative agents, occurrence and modes of transmission of the common faeco-oral diseases caused by intestinal protozoa and roundworms. (SAQs  34.2, 34.3 and 34.4)

34.3  Explain how you would diagnose and treat cases of amoebiasis, giardiasis, ascariasis and hookworm infection, based on their symptoms and signs, and when and why you would refer them to a higher-level health facility. (SAQs 34.1, 34.2, 34.3 and 34.4)

34.4  Describe how you would apply prevention and control measures against these common intestinal parasitoses. (SAQs 34.2 and 34.5)

Study Session 34  Intestinal Protozoa, Ascariasis and Hookworm

34.1  Intestinal protozoal diseases