Veterinary Parasitology (VETS3041)


Veterinary Parasitology is a study of the common diseases of companion and commercial animals caused by protozoan, nematode, platyhelminth, insect and acarine parasites. The course includes the biology of parasites, with emphasis on principles of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of parasitic diseases. Veterinary Parasitology assumes an understanding of basic biological principles and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of animals. The unit is a preparation for VETS3242 Animal Disease.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 39 hrs; practicals: 24 hrs; tutorials: 8 hrs


intra-semester: 1 x examination (10%); 1 x practical exercise (5%); 1 x group project on a topical area of parasitology (20%)
end of semester: 1 x practical examination (25%) which will require some identification of parasites of veterinary importance; 1 x written examination (40%)


VETS3041 Veterinary Parasitiology Unit of Study Guide

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Assumed knowledge

Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.