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Advanced Module - Vector Biology in Ghana

Vector Biology in Ghana

This course has been accredited by tropEd Network for Higher Education Institutions in International Health.

Next Dates: 21. - 30.06.2021
Registration Deadline: 07.06.2021
Course credits: 3 ECTS
Costs: EUR 600


  • Epidemiology of vector borne disease with special reference to Ghana
  • Selected arthropods of medical importance
  • Basic functional morphology of arthropods of medical importance
  • Vector behavior and disease transmission
  • Mosquito systematics, sampling techniques and larval survey
  • Sampling techniques for vectors other than mosquitoes
  • Vector control and challenges
  • Insecticide resistance and management
  • Methods of evaluation of susceptibility and efficacy of insecticides and control tools
  • Molecular techniques used in mosquito control

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the biology and behaviour of mosquitoes and relate it to their control strategies
  • Critically discuss the purpose and role of entomological studies in control of vector-borne diseases
  • Compare the life cycle of selected vectors and relate them to the transmission of diseases
  • Apply a range of specialised technical skills relevant to mosquito control


21 – 29 June 2021
21 – 30 June 2021 (Hybrid version; a day added for field trip)

Course Details:

  • Pre-readings will be distributed two weeks prior to course start
  • 8 full days, face-to-face-course (full-time attendance is required); NB: this pertains to hybrid version if the final decision is made on 7th May, 2021.
  • Dynamic learning methods include: lectures, tutorials, practical work and field trips
  • Post-course assignment is due two weeks after the end of the face-to-face-course
  • Every participant receives a certificate of attendance and 3 ECTS credit points upon successful completion of the whole course Target group
  • Participants are expected to be trained in life sciences with a basic understanding of vector-borne diseases. In terms of entomological training, this course is intended as an introductory course.

Please find more information in the course Flyer.




  • Virtual: Zoom/ CIHLMU Moodle platform
  • Hybrid: Zoom/ CIHLMU Moodle platform and face-to-face-course at Cape Coast, Ghana
  • NB: Hybrid version to be finalized in May

Steps to enroll in the course:

To register, please complete the CIHLMU Advanced Module Registration Form.

For further information please contact: Lisa Hoffäller, M.A. or Dr. Sarah Scholze
E-mail: ttu@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Please note: Ghanaians interested participants should complete the CIHLMU Advanced Module Registration Form OR write to the e-mail below expressing participation and further details will be communicated via mail.

For further information please contact: Eva Duoduaa Ofori or Dr. Andreas Kudom, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
E-mail: vectorbiol.oh-target@ucc.edu.gh

Please note that the registration deadline is 07.06.2021.