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Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)

221. 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. 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. Wildlife Diseases. (3-0). Credit 3. Basic mechanisms of diseases as they occur in wildlife populations; interplay of habitat requirements, individual physiological requirements and disease producing mechanisms of varied wildlife species. Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head. Cross-listed with WFSC 327.

303. Medical Communication in the International 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. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

334. Poultry Diseases. (3-2). Credit 4. Poultry sanitation and diseases. Prevention and control of environmental, nutritional, parasitic and contagious diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 123; junior or senior classification.

405. Biomedical Microbiology. (3-5). Credit 5. 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, VTPB 409 and VTPB 438 or concurrent enrollment; junior or senior classification.

408. Clinical Microbiology. (2-5). Credit 4. Practical application of clinical bacteriology and mycology; laboratory identification of pathogenic organisms. Prerequisites: VTPB 405; junior or senior classification.

409. Introduction to Immunology. (3-0). Credit 3. Diverse concepts relative to immunologic mechanisms inherent to domestic and laboratory animals. Prerequisite: Advanced classification.

410. Cell Mechanisms of Disease. (3-0). Credit 3. Mechanisms, morphologic manifestations and clinical signs of disease processes at the cellular level. Prerequisites: VTPP 423 or registration therein; junior or senior classification.

412. Techniques of Clinical Pathology. (3-3). Credit 4. Theory and pathophysiologic principles underlying laboratory evaluation of disease states; principles of analytical methods with applications in the contemporary biomedical laboratory considered, using selected hematology and clinical chemistry techniques as examples. Prerequisites: CHEM 228 and CHEM 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, facultative intracellular and obligate intracellular bacterial diseases. Prerequisites: VTPB 405 and VTPB 409; junior or senior classification.

438. Biomedical Virology. (3-0). Credit 3. 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: 3 hours of microbiology or approval of instructor.

452. Clinical Veterinary Mycology. (2-2). Credit 3. 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: VTPB 405 or BIOL 351; BICH 410 or MARS 360; junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with MARB 454.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. Directed individual study of selected problems in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, genetics or pathology as approved by instructor. Prerequisites: Approval of department head; junior or senior classification. 487. Biomedical Parasitology. (3-2). Credit 4. 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 107 or BIOL 114; junior classification or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with BIOL 487.

489. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of microbiology, pathology, genetics, immunology, parasitology, or physiological chemistry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of department head.