Medical Parasitology

SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Medical Parasitology
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

The field of Medical Parasitology is a branch of medical sciences dealing with the organisms hold on human body as their host. As parasites are common pathogens causing disease, studying, diagnosing, and seeking ways to control them is very important. This field provides an opportunity for the graduates to learn more about life cycle of parasites, the diseases they produce and the epidemiology, transmission routs, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms and, diagnosis of such diseases, and the prevention and other control measures. This will be achieved through a matrix of skills acquired from theoretical and practical courses with emphasis on laboratory activities. The history of parasitology goes back to about 1000 years ago when Avicenna described some protozoan disease with special symptoms. The main mission of the program is to train Medical Parasitologists who can work in such areas as diagnosing the agent of parasitic-infectious diseases, control strategies, research, and education.




  At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Participating in control and preventive programs of parasitic disease
  • Doing parasitic exams
  • Reporting parasitic exams in clinical laboratory
  • Preparing parasitic samples

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in one of the fields of Parasitology, Entomology, Microbiology, Immunology, Laboratory Sciences, Veterinary Laboratory Sciences, General Biology and Biology subfields (Animal Sciences, Cellular Sciences, Molecular Sciences and Microbiology) and Genetics in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                3 credits (conditional)

Special Courses:                           21 credits

Thesis:                                          8 credits

Total:                                            32 credits


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Medical Parasitology

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, please contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of  Medical Parasitology through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd

Tel.:  (+98 21) 42933167 

Email  :


Address: School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Enqelab Square, Tehran, Iran.

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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