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