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Undergraduate VIBS Courses

204. Food Toxicology and Safety. (3-0). Credit 3. Toxicity and safety of various foods and food additives, ingredients and contaminants; occurrence, control and prevention of food transmitted diseases. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher classification.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. Directed studies in specific problem areas of veterinary anatomy and public health. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of department head.

305. Biomedical Anatomy. (2-4). Credit 4. Comprehensive mammalian gross anatomy, using the dog as the model species; laboratory dissection, veterinary nomenclature with human correlates and the application of anatomy to clinical situations. Prerequisites: BIOL 114 and BIOL 124; junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 Texas A&M GPA.

310. Biomedical Writing. (1-0). Credit 1. Mechanisms by which knowledge is shared among researchers, clinicians and other science professionals, then disseminated to the general public; an assortment of written assignments to develop writing skills specific for communicating scientific concepts to a variety of audiences. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

311. Biomedical Explorations through Narrative. (1-0). Credit 1. Familiarization with the writing style required for biomedical and health science; instruction in writing styles and appropriate techniques to increase and strengthen writing abilities. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: VIBS 310 or approval of instructor.

343. Histology. (3-3). Credit 4. Normal tissues of vertebrates including histogenesis of some; histogenesis and organography of mammalian tissues. Prerequisites: BIOL 114 and BIOL 124; CHEM 228; junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 Texas A&M GPA.

401. Developmental Neurotoxicology. (2-0). Credit 2. Effects of exposure to toxic substances on the developing nervous system; content to include mechanisms of toxicity of substances potentially devastating to the developing nervous system including lead, mercury and other heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine (smoking), pesticides, flame retardants, and others. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

404. Food Toxicology and Safety. (3-0). Credit 3. Toxicity and safety of various foods and food additives, ingredients, and contaminants; occurrence, control and prevention of food transmitted diseases. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

411. Tumor Cell Biology and Carcinogenesis. (3-0) Credit 3. Principles of tumor biology; role of gene-environment interactions; molecular mechanisms regulating cancer initiation and progression; therapeutic treatment of cancer. Prerequisites: BIMS 320 or equivalent; junior or senior classification.

413. Introduction to Epidemiology. (3-0). Credit 3. Study and measurement of disease and health in populations; examples from literature and current events; emphasizes concepts and appreciation for epidemiologic approaches and applications in life. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

420. Computer Applications in Public Health Research. (2-3). Credit 3. Introduction to the use of computers for public health research applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, data base management and telecommunications. Prerequisites: Senior classification or approval of instructor; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 Texas A&M GPA.

432. Public Health Practices. (3-0). Credit 3. Study of various diseases, causes and methods of prevention; epidemiology of disease; social and behavioral sciences; health policy and management; environmental and occupational health. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 Texas A&M GPA.

443. Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues. (3-3). Credit 4. Molecular phenomena placed in context with tissues, organs and organ systems; cell and tissue structures visualized by light microscopy and electron micrographs for functional relationships; clinical correlations reveal relevance of histology in specific disease states; conceptual thinking exercises facilitate problem solving skills. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification in life sciences and interest in health related careers.

450. Mammalian Functional Neuroanatomy. (3-2). Credit 4. Functional morphology of the domestic animal and human brain using gross specimens, microscopic sections, interactive computer-, DVD- and video-assisted instructional programs supplemented with clinical case studies. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS, biology, biochemistry, or psychology majors, or neuroscience minors with overall 3.5 Texas A&M GPA; or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with NRSC 450.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. Directed individual study of a selected problem in veterinary anatomy (with emphasis on neuroscience, cell biology, reproduction, developmental biology, marine mammal anatomy) approved by instructor or selected problems in veterinary public health (with emphasis on food safety, toxicology, epidemiology, informatics, zoonoses). Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

489. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary anatomy (with emphasis on neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, reproduction, developmental biology, marine mammal anatomy) or selected topics in veterinary public health, epidemiology, zoonoses, food hygiene, food toxicology and mycotoxicology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 Texas A&M GPA.

490. Biomedical Research. (2-0). Credit 2. Research theory and methodology for undergraduates to prepare for graduate studies in biomedical science. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of instructor.