Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

Niklaus Weiss, Joachim Pelikan and collaborators at the Swiss TPH in Basel provide an excellent online and free training course for diagnostic medical parasitology, featuring a virtual microscope and beautiful microscophic images. The course leads the student from basic training to more complicated diagnostic exercises.


Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

Coursera has announced a new online course on Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases. It is taught by John A. Bartlett, M.D. from Duke University, Franklin Mosha, Ph.D. and Mramba Nyindo, Ph.D. from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College and is available over 10 weeks from January to March 2016.
It can be accessed via:


Basic Microbiology Curriculum

The CDC on their website are providing a basic microbiology curriculum, containing several relevant courses for working in a laboratory. Further information on the curriculum can be found via The individual courses are:
Basic Microscopy
Culture Media and Isolation Techniques
Biochemicals and Gram Positive Organism ID
Biochemicals and Gram Negative Organism ID
Routine Microscopy Procedures
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Each course has a duration of 60-90 minutes and is free of charge with registration via this page: