*Mounting techniques

posted Mar 31, 2014, 8:19 AM by Medical Parasitology Department   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 6:50 AM ]


The aim of this program is to train the students on the basic procedures in slide-mounting techniques and permanent preservation of different samples of medical importance.


Intended learning outcomes (ILOs):

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  1. Understand the main principles of mounting techniques
  2. Correctly and successfully mount different  stages of medically important parasites
  3. Describe the possible mistakes which may face the trainees during the mounting process

Importance of the program:


Mounting techniques are frequently used in Parasitology field for teaching or research purposes.

This program is important for future carrier of parasitologist. The program facilitates and simplifies training on mounting procedures


Program regulation and outline:

This program is mainly practical.  Group practical work will be arranged under observation and supervision of the responsible staff members.

Teaching Strategy and Learning time:

Teaching Strategy:

Each practical session will include short demonstrations by a staff member, followed by periods of supervised laboratory work using different samples materials.  Students are encouraged to practice outside the time tabled sessions. Errors or mistakes during work will be recorded to be discussed in next practical session.

Learning Time:

This program depends mainly on practical training sessions and learning time is designed as follows;

o    60% is for training sessions (contact time is 60%). 

o   20 % is self-directed training.

o   The remaining 20% is specified for assessment, review and revision.


Preparation of a number of parasitological specimens related to different stages of medically important arthropods.