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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
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
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,
revention, 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 the second year of
922. Pathology I. (5-2). Credit 6. Structural
and functional changes in cells, tissues and organ systems of
animals; pathogenesis, mechanisms and morphologic features of
diseases and their relationship to clinical signs; laboratory
consists of studies of gross and microscopic pathology.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the second year of professional
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 the second year of
940. Diagnostics. (0-35). Credit 2. Student
group participation on a rotating schedule in applied clinical
activities in the area of diagnostic medicine including clinical
pathology, necropsy, microbiology, parasitology, and serology.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the fourth year professional
941. Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology I.
(0-35). Credit 2. Clinical rotation in microbiology and
parasitology with emphasis on performance and interpretation of
diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the fourth year
of professional curriculum.
948. Didactic Elective. Credit 1 to 12.
Elective course in veterinary microbiology, pathology, genetics,
immunology or parasitology for professional students who wish to
supplement required curriculum. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the third year of professional
985. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. Problems
in various subdisciplines. Prerequisite: Approval of
989. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.
Selected topics in an identified area of microbiology, pathology,
genetics, immunology or parasitology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.