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Professional Courses

910. Veterinary Immunology. (2-0).

Credit 2. Introduction to veterinary immunology; mechanisms of resistance of infectious diseases and tumors; tissue injury caused by the immune system, including hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmunity; immunization theory and practices; immunologic methods for diagnosis of disease. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the first year of professional curriculum.


911. Veterinary Microbiology. (3-2).

Credit 4. Introduction to veterinary microbiology; bacterial, viral, and mycotic agents of veterinary significance; mechanisms of host injury by pathogenic microorganisms; principles of disinfection, antisepsis, and sterilization; classes and mechanisms of mechanisms of action of antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral drugs; diagnostic procedures and methods of sample collection. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the first year of professional curriculum.


913. Infectious Diseases. (2-0).

Credit 2. Case-based approach to infectious diseases of animals; includes infectious diseases of major body systems; etiologic agents include viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, and arthropods; differential diagnosis of infectious agents, diagnostic approaches, prevention, and treatment emphasized; management practices to control infectious diseases covered by host species. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of the professional curriculum.


920. Parasitology. (3-4).

Credit 5. Taxonomy, biological and clinical aspects of the commonly occurring helminth, protozoan and arthropod parasites of domestic and laboratory animals. Signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control, public health and economic importance of parasitic diseases. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of professional curriculum.


922. Pathology I. (5-2).

Credit 6. Structural and functional changes in tissues and organ systems of animals which cause or are caused by disease. Pathogenesis, structural features and functional disturbances of lesions and their relationship to clinical signs. Laboratory consists of studies in gross and microscopic pathology. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of professional curriculum.

VTPB 922 - General Pathology « » VTPB 922 - Systemic Pathology


923. Pathology II. (5-2).

Credit 6. Pathogenesis, mechanisms, laboratory analysis and structural features of animal diseases; structural and functional changes in cells, tissues, body fluids and organ systems that cause or are caused by disease. Laboratory consists of studies in gross and microscopic pathology, cytology and laboratory analysis of body fluids and tissues. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of professional curriculum.

VTPB 923 Labs


940. Diagnostics (0-35).

Credit 2. Student group participation on a rotating schedule in applied clinical activities in the areas of diagnostic and clinical pathology. Prerequisite: Enrollment in fourth year professional curriculum.


948. Didactic Elective.

Credit 1 to 12. Elective course in veterinary microbiology, pathology or parasitology for professional students who wish to supplement required curriculum. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in fourth year of professional curriculum.


985. Directed Studies.

Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S. Problems in various subdisciplines. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.


989. Special Topics in ...

Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S. Selected topics in an identified area of microbiology or parasitology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head. See VMID 921, 922, 941 and 989 for descriptions of related courses.