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Undergraduate Courses

Great Diseases of the World. (3-0).

Credit 3. Great infectious and parasitic diseases; introduction to the major diseases affecting humans and other mammals including plague, tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore classification.

285. Directed Studies.

Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S. Directed individual study of selected problems in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, genetics or pathology as approved by instructor.
Prerequisites: Approval of Department Head, freshman or sophomore classification.

289.  Special Topics in...

Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary pathobiology.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite:  Freshman classification.

301. Introduction to Wildlife Diseases. (3-0).

Credit 3. I, II. Basic mechanisms of diseases as they occur in wildlife populations. The interplay of habitat requirements, individual physiological requirements and disease producing mechanisms of varied wildlife species. Prerequisite: Junior classification in wildlife and fisheries sciences or approval of department head. Crosslisted with WFSC 327.

303. Medical Communication in the Internation Community. (3-0).

Credit 3. To develop an awareness that there is a culture associated with the practice of Veterinary and human medicine in other countries.
Prerequsite: Junior or Senior classification.

334. Poultry Diseases. (3-2).

Credit 4. II. Poultry sanitation and diseases. Prevention and control of environmental, nutritional, parasitic an contagious diseases.
Prerequisite: : Completion of CHEM 228

405. Biomedical Microbiology. (3-5).

Credit 5. I, II, S. Fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, virology, infectious diseases, immunology and identification of pathogenic microorganisms.
Prerequisite: Junior classification in a biological science.

407. Advanced Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory. (0-4).

Credit 1 to 3. Modular course (one credit per module) that covers immunological and molecular techniques used with bacteria, parasites and viruses in animals for diagnostic and identification purposes. Prerequisites: VTPB 405, 409 and 438 or concurrent enrollment; junior or senior classification.

408. Clinical Microbiology. (2-5).

Credit 4. I. Practical application of clinical bacteriology and mycology. Laboratory identification of pathogenic organisms.
Prerequisite: VTPB 405.

409. Introduction to Immunology. (3-0).

Credit 3. I, II, S. Diverse concepts relative to immunologic mechanisms inherent to domestic and laboratory animals.
Prerequisite: VTPB 405 or approval of instructor and advanced classification.

410. Cell Mechanisms and Disease. (3-0).

Credit 3. I, II. Mechanisms, morphologic manifestations and clinical signs of disease processes.
Prerequisites: VAPH 305; VTPB 405; VTPP 423 or registration therein.

412. Techniques of Clinical Pathology. (3-3).

Credit 4. I, II. Theory and practice of techniques of hematology and clinical chemistry which are applicable in the diagnosis and study of disease.
Prerequisites: CHEM 228, 238; VTPP 423; senior classification in biomedical science or approval of instructor.


415.  Immunogenetics and Comparative Immunology. (3-0)

Credit 3. Genetic mechanisms used to diversify immune receptors, immunoglobulins, T cell receptors, major histocompatibility complex, natural killer cell receptors, toll-like receptors and many others; selected comparative and veterinary examples of different immune recognition systems; evolution of the immune system.  Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification, GENE 320 and VTPB 409 or approval of instructor.


421. Bacterial Diseases of Humans and Animals. (3-0)

Credit 3. Pathogenesis of selected bacterial pathogens of humans and animals; bacterial virulence factors, host immune responses; current concepts of extracellular and obligate intracellular bacterial diseases.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405 and VTPB 409;  junior or senior classification

438. Biomedical Virology. (3-0).

Credit 3. I, II. Fundamental study of nature and characteristics of human and animal viruses; classification, morphology, chemical structure, ability to cause disease and nature of resulting disease.
Prerequisite: Three hours of microbiology or approval of instructor.

452. Clinical Veterinary Mycology. (2-2).

Credit 3. II. Practical application of clinical mycology, laboratory identification of important fungal and actinomycotic organisms.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification, VTPB 405 or approval of instructor.

454. Ornamental Fish Health Management (3-0).

Credit 3. Maintenance and health care of ornamental fish in closed recirculating systems; aquariology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, immunology, infectious and noninfectious diseases, checklists, quarantine procedures and health maintenance of ornamental fish.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; MICR 351 or VTPB 405; BICH 410 or MARS 360. Cross-listed with MARB454.

485. Directed Studies.

Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S. Directed individual study of selected problems in veterinary microbiology, veterinary parasitology, veterinary pathology, veterinary immunology, veterinary genetics as approved by instructor.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head, junior or senior classification.

487. Biomedical Parasitology. (3-2).

Credit 4. II. Helminth and protozoan parasites of medical and veterinary importance; life cycles, morphology, taxonomic classification, economic and public health aspects and current topics in parasitic diseases.
Prerequisites: BIOL 114 or ZOOL 107, junior classification or approval of instructor.

489. Special Topics in ...

Credit 1 to 4. I, II. Selected topics in an identified area of microbiology, pathology or parasitology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. Approval of department head.