The Department of Parasitology was established as a separate department in November 1986. Currently the departmental objectives are to:
- Offer courses & programmes in different disciplines of Parasitology for the third year undergraduate students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
- Offer course programmes in different disciplines of Zoology for the first year undergraduate students of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
- Qualify postgraduate students for Master and Ph.D. degrees for veterinarians and non veterinarians.
- Offer training for veterinarians and technicians from different aspects of medical fields.
- Run routine diagnosis of parasitic infections.
- Execute research projects on national and international levels e.g. Use of radioimmunoassay in diagnosis and control of bovine trypanosomasis, Survey of gastrointestinal parasites of dromedary camel...etc.
Current Head Department:
3 Associate Professors.
- Shared student’s laboratory for execution of practical classes with 120 students’ capacity.
- One research Laboratory.
- One diagnostic Laboratory.
- Shared Lecture room for postgraduates with 30 students capacity.
- Field investigations of parasitic diseases in camels (Funded by Kordofan Ministry of Higher Education.
- Screening of different manufactures of trypanocidal drugs in drug stores in Khartoum State.
- Immunosuppression in rats due to Trypanosoma evansi infection.
Courses for 1st year undergraduate students:
- Zoology (3 credit hours).
- Helminthology (5 credit hours).
- Protozoology and Entomology (5 credit hours).