VTPP Graduate Courses
605. Systemic Veterinary Physiology I. (5-0). Credit 5.
Aspects of cellular physiology, physiology of excitable membranes, physiology of body fluids, neurophysiology, and the physiology of smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscle; provides a basic understanding of mammalian physiology essential as a framework for advanced graduate studies. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
606. Systemic Veterinary Physiology II. (5-0). Credit 5.
In-depth study covering cardiovascular, respiratory, renal physiology, gastrointestinal and endocrine physiology; provides a basic understanding of mammalian physiology essential as a framework for advanced graduate studies. Prerequisite: VTPP 605.
623. Biomedical Physiology I. (3-2). Credit 4.
Physiological principles, review of cellular physiology, and development of an understanding of the nervous system and muscle, cardiovascular, and respiratory physiology; clinical applications related to organ systems. Prerequisites: Graduate classification; BICH 410 and VIBS 305 recommended.
625. Pharmacology. (3-0). Credit 3.
Introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; survey of major pharmaceutical classes; uses, mechanisms of action and adverse reactions of selected agents. Prerequisites: Graduate classification; VTPP 623.
627. Biomedical Physiology II. (3-0). Credit 3.
Continuation of VTPP 623. Fluid balance and acid-base balance; development of an understanding of renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology using human and other mammalian models; clinical applications related to organ systems. Prerequisites: Graduate classification; VTPP 623.
634. Physiology for Bioengineers I. (3-3). Credit 4.
Cellular anatomy, cellular physiology and biochemistry; systems analysis of digestive, endocrine and musculoskeletal system function including information related to gross anatomy, histology and disease states; quantitative aspects of physiology and engineering applications to clinical medicine. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering major or instructor approval.
635. Physiology for Bioengineers II. (3-3). Credit 4.
A systems analysis of nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary function including information related to gross anatomy, histology and disease states; quantitative aspects of physiology and engineering applications to clinical medicine. Prerequisite: VTPP 634.
653. Endocrinology. (3-3) Credit 4.
Physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology of the endocrines. Laboratory emphasizes a number of classical experiments with clinical application. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.
654. Molecular Endocrinology. (3-0) Credit 3.
Structure-function relationships of hormones, their receptors and biologic activities. Prerequisites: VTPP 653 or BIOL 649 and BICH 410 or equivalent or instructor approval. Cross-listed with ANSC 654.
655. Vascular Physiology. (4-0) Credit 4.
Structure and function of blood vessels and vascular beds; molecular and cell biology of endothelium and vascular smooth muscle; microcirculation; capillary exchange; regulation of blood flow by local, neural and humoral signals. Prerequisites: MPHY 901 or approval of department head.
656. Physiology of the Heart. (4-0) Credit 4.
Structure and function of the heart; molecular and cell biology of cardiac myocytes; electrophysiology of myocardium, pacemaker cells and conducting tissue; cardiac mechanics; control of cardiac performance; coronary circulation. Prerequisites: MPHY 901 or VTPP 910 and 912 and 655 or approval of department head.
657. Cardiovascular Physiology. (3-3) Credit 4.
Physiological considerations of the circulatory system including general and integrative aspects of the heart and blood vessels. Prerequisites:
Approval of instructor.
658. Anatomy and Physiology of the Equine Foot. (3-0). Credit 3.
In-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the foot of the horse; includes both gross and histologic anatomy, metabolic and nutrition and biomechanics of the equine foot. Prerequisites: VTPP 323 and 423.
659. Gamete and Embryo Physiology. (2-2) Credit 3.
Physiology of gametes and preimplantation embryos in livestock and laboratory animals; oocyte growth and maturation in-vivo and in-vitro fertilization in-vivo and in-vitro, embryo transfer, cryopreservation, nuclear transfer, chimera formation, gene transfer.
665. Pharmacology. (3-3) Credit 4.
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of pharmacology, absorption, biotransformation, distribution, excretion, dose-response relationships, adverse reactions, and interactions. Prerequisites: Undergraduate, professional or equivalent course in physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, introductory calculus.
667. Current Topics in Pharmacology. (3-0) Credit 3.
Discussions of literature regarding topics of current research interest; physiochemical or physiologic effects of drugs at sites from molecular to whole body. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.
670. Toxicology. (3-3) Credit 4.
Fundamentals of toxicology including the disease syndromes produced in humans and animals by organic and inorganic chemicals; environmental factors in intoxication. Prerequisites: Advanced standing in biochemistry and physiology; approval of instructor.
671. Toxicology Testing Concepts. (2-2) Credit 4.
Approval processes for compliance with federal drug and chemical laws. Prerequisites: VTPP 665 or 670 or approval of instructor.
672. Toxic Plants and Biotoxins. (2-3) Credit 3.
An examination of the disease syndromes produced in animals and humans by native, ornamental and introduced plants, vertebrate and invertebrate toxins and mycotoxins; field trips for plant identification. Prerequisites: VTPP 670; approval of instructor.
673. Metabolic and Detoxication Mechanisms. (3-0) Credit 3.
Fate of foreign compounds; their inhibitory and antagonistic action toward normal metabolic processes of the animal body. Prerequisites: BICH 603; approval of instructor and department head.
674. Natural Products Toxicology. (3-0) Credit 3.
Occurrence, identification and metabolism of naturally occurring toxicants of plant, animal and microbial origin. Prerequisites: CHEM 628; approval of instructor.
675. Industrial and Environmental Toxicology. (3-0) Credit 3.
Fundamentals of toxicology and risk assessment; effects of selected classes of hazardous chemicals encountered in the workplace or environment on human health will be considered. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
676. Genetic and Molecular Toxicology. (3-0) Credit 3.
Mechanisms of toxicant-induced target organ toxicity with emphasis on molecular control of mammalian and cell growth differentiation. Prerequisite: Graduate course in cell biology and biochemistry.
677. Fluorescence Detection: Steady State, Time Resolved and Imaging. (3-0). Credit 3.
Fluorescence techniques used by biological scientists in their research, evaluation of the literature in the field, pursuit of resources, interactions with colleagues and resulting from the extension and technological opportunities available through spectroscopy; introduces graduate students in pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and other life sciences to these issues at an early stage in their careers; develops thinking skills to make informed judgments on applicability of fluorescence techniques, evaluating the literature and in presentations, and communicate their rationales to other scientists. Prerequisite: General chemistry and biology course.
681. Seminar. (1-0) Credit 1.
Review and discussion of current scientific work in physiology and related subjects. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
685. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4 each semester.
Problems in physiology, pharmacology or toxicology. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
689. Special Topics in ... Credit 1 to 4.
Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary physiology and pharmacology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
690. Theory of Research. ((3-0). Credit 3.
Theory and design of research related to current biomedical problems especially those involving study of animal disease. Philosophical perspectives underlying historical advances in research pertaining to the study, prevention and treatment of disease. Prerequisite: Graduate classification. Cross-listed with VIBS 690 and VPAT 690
691. Research. Credit 1 or more each semester.
Original investigation in veterinary physiology, pharmacology, or toxicology to be submitted by writing of thesis or dissertation as partial fulfillment for M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.