Professional Training

Vector Population Biology & Control

4 weeks
2,100 GBP
4 weeks
2,100 GBP
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Course description

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of population biology as applied to vector ecology with an emphasis on the practical methods used and the relevance for epidemiology and control. This course is taught through a combination of formal lectures, informal seminars using problem-based approaches based on case studies and laboratory practicals/fieldwork. The number of contact hours is high compared to other LSTM courses because of the timetabled practical sessions but during much of this time students are engaged in independent study with staff being available for support as required.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

A knowledge of Parasitology and Vector Biology is required. Proof of English Language or IELTS 6.5.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of this programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss the major forms of insecticide resistance, their genetic and bio-chemical basis and their impact on control operations
  • Explain how the principal genetic, chemical, biological and physical methods of control for vectors are carried out and discuss their limitations
  • Explain how ecological techniques are used to investigate vector population dynamics and how this knowledge can be applied to control
  • Evaluate the importance of vector control in relation to other methods, including chemotherapy and vaccines
  • Discuss key principles of population genetics and population structure, the methods available for their study and their relevance for vector control


The cost of this programme is £2,100.

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