LMU Klinikum
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Vector Biology and Control in Ghana

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

Next Dates: April 15 - 25, 2024
Course Language: English
Registration: Registration is open. Please register here.
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2024
Course credits: 3 ECTS
Costs: EUR 600 (plus additional personal travel and accommodation costs)
Location: University of Cape Coast, Ghana

CME points will be applied for.


  • 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 the control of vector-borne diseases,
  • compare the life cycle of selected vectors and relate them to the transmission of diseases, and
  • apply a range of specialised technical skills relevant to mosquito control.

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.


If you would like to participate, please register here.

Cancellation policy: For cancellations made before the registration deadline, a non-refundable fee of 100 EUR will be charged. For cancellations made after the registration deadline until the course start, a non-refundable fee of 300 EUR will be charged. In case of no-shows or cancellations from the start of the course, the full course fee will be charged.


For further information, please contact the Teaching & Training Unit in Munich: 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: Joana Ayettey or Dr. Andreas Kudom, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
E-mail: vectorbiol.oh-target@ucc.edu.gh

Course Impressions:

To get an idea of what to expect from the course, please watch the video of the Vector Biology and Control Course 2022:

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