Virulence and pathogenicity of three Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense stabilates in a Swiss white mouse model

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2/4

This study describes an experimental mouse model used for basic research in human African trypanosomiasis (HAT).

Keywords: Trypanosomiais; murine model; pathogenicity; virulence

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the basic research of an infectious human disease on an animal model.

Editor's comments:
The article gives the reader insights into the modelling of a human infectious disease, as well as providing more information on the techniques used in the basic research on human African trypanosomiasis..

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The importance of basic research in human African trypanosomiasis.
  2. The influence of animal models in basic research of human African trypanosomiasis.
  3. The implications of pathogen-model interactions.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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