标题：Teaching human parasitology in China
作者：Zhao, Guanghui; He, Shenyi; Chen, Lin; Shi, Na; Bai, Yang; Zhu, Xing-Quan
作者机构：[Zhao, Guanghui; He, Shenyi; Chen, Lin; Shi, Na; Bai, Yang] Shandong Univ, Sch Med, Dept Parasitol, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Zhao, 更多
通讯作者地址：[He, SY]Shandong Univ, Sch Med, Dept Parasitol, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：PARASITES & VECTORS
关键词：Human Parasitology; Teaching; Education; Reform; China
摘要：China has approximately one-fifth of the world's population. Despite the recent success in controlling major parasitic diseases, parasitic diseases remain a significant human health problem in China. Hence, the discipline of human parasitology is considered as a core subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the medical sciences. We consider the teaching of human parasitology to be fundamental to the training of medical students, to the continued research on parasitic diseases, and to the prevention and control of human parasitic diseases. Here, we have summarized the distribution of educational institutions in China, particularly those that teach parasitology. In addition, we have described some existing parasitology courses in detail as well as the teaching methods used for different types of medical students. Finally, we have discussed the current problems in and reforms to human parasitology education. Our study indicates that 304 regular higher education institutions in China offer medical or related education. More than 70 universities have an independent department of parasitology that offers approximately 10 different parasitology courses. In addition, six universities in China have established excellence-building courses in human parasitology.