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VTPP Undergraduate Courses

281. Seminar. Credit 1 to 4.

Exposure to scientists from a variety of biomedical disciplines through attendance at seminars followed by review and discussion of current scientific work in physiology and related subjects, and subsequent student seminar presentations. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Course for freshman and sophomore students who desire additional laboratory work in physiology to supplement required courses. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of department head.

289. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary physiology and pharmacology. May be repeated for credit.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Laboratory and/or field research supervised by a faculty member Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

323. Physiology of Domestic Animals. (3-0). Credit 3.

Physiology essential to understanding of life processes. For students in agriculture and related fields. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

401. History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe. (4-0). Credit 4.

Addresses the major developments in human and veterinary medicine in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present; explores key events and fig ures in medical histor y and analyzes issues of current biomed ical concern in an historical context; for example, animal rights, ethics of human experimentation, euthanasia.

423. 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: VIBS 305; junior or senior classification.

424. Endocrine Physiology. (2-2). Credit 3.

The endocrine system, endocrine homeostasis, control systems and relationship to the nervous system including pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gastrointestinal hormones and the endocrinology of reproduction, clinical applications. Prerequisites: VTPP 323 or VTPP 423 or equivalent; junior or senior classification.

425. 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: VTPP 423 or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

427. Biomedical Physiology II. (3-0). Credit 3.

Continuation of VTPP 423. 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: VTPP 423; junior or senior classification.

429. Introduction to Toxicology. (3-0). Credit 3.

An overview of toxicology with emphasis on environmental, human and animal health issues. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

431. Clinical Toxicology. (3-0). Credit 3.

An introduction to human clinical toxicology with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of chemically-induced disease; selected classes of chemicals and drugs encountered in modern American society. Prerequisites: VTPP 423 and VTPP 425 or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

434. 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. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; biomedical engineering major or approval of instructor.

435. 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. Prerequisites: VTPP 434; junior or senior classification.

438. Analysis of Genomic Signals. (2-2). Credit 3.

Overview of current high throughput technology for data acquisition and analysis of genomic signals (e.g. mRNA or proteins); emphasis on the microarray technology, methods for analyzing microarray data, and approaches to model the underlying phenomena from the systems biology perspective. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS 320 or GENE 320 and BIOL 111, BIOL 112 or BIOL 213 or equivalent; STAT 302 or equivalent.

452. Fetal and Embryo Physiology. (3-0). Credit 3.

Introduction to the physiologic processes driving embryonic development and pregnancy; focus on embryo implantation, establishment of the placenta, development of the fetal circulatory systems and the molecular processes governing embryo differentiation and development; special emphasis on the major organ systems affected by pediatric disease and on the actions of teratogens. Prerequisite: BICH 410 or equivalent, or approval of instructor.

481. Seminar. Credit 1 to 4.

Exposure to scientists from a variety of biomedical disciplines through attendance at seminars followed by review and discussion of current scientific work in physiology and related subjects, and subsequent student seminar presentations. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.

485. Directed Studies. (0-3). Credit 1 to 4 each semester.

Course for junior and senior students who desire additional laboratory work in physiology to supplement required courses. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of department head.

489. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of physiology, pharmacology, endocrinology or toxicology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Laboratory and/or field research supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor