Medical Entomology
₹ 3,500

Started on July 22, 2019 3 days

The course is intended to provide basic knowledge on medical entomology both in theory and laboratory aspects. On completion of this course, it will help the learners in improving the knowledge of vector-borne diseases (VBD) and insect identification (Taxonomy).

Module 1:  Basic Entomology

  • Basic definitions and terminologies (Entomology & Epidemiology) – Commonly known Vector insects and VBDs – Modes of VBD transmission-Biology and ecology of medical important Arthropods

Module 2:  Insect collection techniques

  • Vector surveillance Concepts – Sampling Methods – Entomological measures
  • Insect Collection tools for various medically important arthropods (Mosquitoes, ticks, mites, sand flies, flea and other arthropods)

Module 3:  Insect species identification (Taxonomy) and Laboratory methods

  • Taxonomic classification of phylum: Arthropoda – Class: Insecta – Order: Diptera and Acarina
  • Genus level morphological identification of medically important Insect species in India; Anopheles sp., Culex sp., Aedes sp. and Heamaphysalis sp.
  • Infection screening on vector insects: various screening methods

Molecular techniques: Insect sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, and PCR.


  • Anup Jayaram
    Posted June 5, 2019 9:02 am 0Likes

    Module 3 not present. Where it is happening is also not mentioned

    • Admin
      Posted June 5, 2019 1:28 pm 0Likes

      Dear Anup,
      Thank you for reaching out to
      We have rectified the error.
      The course will be held at Manipal Institute of Virology, Manipal.
      Oliver from

  • Yashaswini B
    Posted June 5, 2019 9:04 am 0Likes

    Please let me know some more details about the course structure, and duration.

    • Admin
      Posted June 5, 2019 1:49 pm 0Likes

      Dear Yashaswini,
      Thank you for reaching out to
      We have sent you details on your email.

      Oliver from

  • Gowtham
    Posted June 21, 2019 12:27 pm 0Likes

    It would be more possible to attend, if its happening in week end.

    • Admin
      Posted June 21, 2019 10:04 pm 0Likes

      Dear Dr. Gowtham,
      Thank you for your valuable suggestion.
      We will surely consider it for our next batch of course.


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