IPH 2207 :MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017
FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
IPH 2207 : MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY
DATE: APRIL 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS:
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN SECTION A AND ANY OTHER ONE QUESTION IN SECTION B

SECTION A [48 MARKS]
1. Explain the following terms as used in medical parasitoloty
(i) Medical parasitology [2 marks]
(ii) Definitive host [2 marks]
(iii) Parasite [2 marks]
2. Explain the mode of transmission of the following diseases
(i) African trypanosomiasis
(ii) Amoebiasis [6 marks]
3. Describe the clinical features of chronic Giardiasis [6 marks]
4. Explain the pathophysiology of American trypanosomiasis [6 marks]
5. Explain the lify cycle of trichonomiasis [6 marks]
6. Describe the major prevention and control measures of malaria [6 marks]
7. Distinguish between cutaneous and muco cutaneous [6 marks]
8. Describe three characteristics of nematodes [6 marks]

SECTION B [22 MARKS]
9.(a) With the aid of a diagram explain the lifestyle of malaria [12 marks]
(b) Describe the effects of malaria to the community [10 marks]

10. Describe the socio economical impact of filariasis to the community. [22 marks]
11. Schotosomiasis is a manmade disease. Explain. [22 marks]

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