Description: Offered odd-numbered calendar years. Designed for students of biological, animal, and veterinary sciences. Introduction to general pathology emphasizing etiology, pathogenesis, morphologic features, and fundamental alterations associated with the fundamental changes of disease.
This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 975
Description: Microscopic anatomy of the tissues and organs of major vertebrate species, including humans. Normal cellular arrangements of tissues and organs as related to their macroscopic anatomy and function, with reference to sub-cellular characteristics and biochemical processes. Functional relationships among cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, contributory to organismal well being. General introduction to pathological processes and principles underlying some diseases.
Description: Offered summer semester of odd-numbered years. Introduction to concepts of epidemiology including definition and uses of epidemiology. Casual web theory of causation discussed and compared to the Henle-Koch postulates. Students use sampling methods to define population characteristics, detect disease and test hypotheses. Practical application of confidence, power, and sample size. Use of descriptive epidemiology to discuss population characteristics.
Prerequisites: BIOS 312.
Description: Introduction to the molecular, genetic and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis in humans and animals. Critical reviews of original scientific literature and development of manuscript and proposal writing.
Prerequisites: VBMS 830
Description: Gross anatomy of domestic ruminants, horses, and birds. An advanced course in detailed gross anatomy incorporating intensive dissection laboratory sessions and classroom lectures.
Prerequisites: BIOS 312
Description: Fundamental principles involved in host-microorganism interrelationships. Identification of pathogens, isolation, propagation, mode of transmission, pathogenicity, symptoms, treatment, prevention of disease, epidemiology, and methods of control.
Prerequisites: BIOS 312.
Description: Application of diagnostic microbiological techniques to the isolation, propagation and identification of common pathogens of human beings and animals. Case studies used, in the laboratory setting, to explore and test fundamentals of transmission, epidemiology and pathogensis of selected infectious agents and to relate these to disease signs, treatments and methods of control.
Prerequisites: A course in vertebrate physiology and/or biochemistry.
Description: Mammalian endocrine glands from the standpoint of their structure, their physiological function in relation to the organism, the chemical nature and mechanisms of action of their secretory products, and the nature of anomalies manifested with their dysfunction.
Description: Fundamental consideration of cellular and humoral mechanisms of immunity, the structure and function of immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody interactions; hypersensitivity; transplantation and tumor immunity; immune and autoimmune disorders.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in biochemistry, biology and physiology.
Description: Mammalian physiology and cellular mechanisms. Physiology of the cell, embryology, and neuro-sensory, neuromuscular, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
Prerequisites: ASCI/VBMS 845 or BIOS 813
Description: Mammalian physiology and cellular mechanisms. Physiology of the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems.
Prerequisites: Degree in veterinary medicine or animal science, or allied agricultural degree
Description: The contributions and interactions of the major academic disciplines upon the production, performance, health, profitability, and sustainability of beef cow and cattle feeding operations.
Prerequisites: 12 hours of veterinary and biomedical sciences or DVM degree, or equivalent and permission
Description: Information and assignments for VBMS 848 exchanged in the classroom and via Internet. Theoretical basis for emerging cellular, molecular and reproductive technologies, and their potential applications and impacts in the practice of food animal veterinary medicine.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Description: Application of the principles of pathology to current problems in the diagnostic laboratory.
Description: Analysis of the literature of the cellular and molecular biology of T cell recognition and effector functions. Subject areas: Scientific Methodologies; Antigen Presentation; T Cell Receptor and Coreceptor; Thymic Structure and Self/Nonself Discrimination; T Cell Regulation; Allergy and Autoimmune Diseases; and T-Cell-Mediated Inflammation and Cytokine Network.
Description: Basic mechanisms regulating gene expression in eukaryotes during various physiological states. Emphasis on understanding specific and unique mechanisms in mammalian systems. Techniques used to study gene regulation.
Prerequisites: VBMS 811
Description: Measurements of disease and production, the basic tenants of epidemiology, taught in detail including incidence density, risk rates, morbidity, mortality, cause specific rates, and life tables. Methods and implications of measuring disease at the farm, regional, and national levels. Sampling strategies and the impact of these on the standard error of the estimate. Implications and biases of using retrospective production data versus prospective data. Clinical epidemiology which includes definition of tests in veterinary medicine, individual and herd level sensitivity and specificity, receiver operating characteristics curves, positive and negative predictive values, serial and parallel interpretation of tests, Kappa statistics, and issues of precision, validity, and accuracy.
Description: Design, implementation, and analysis of cross-sectional, cohort, and case-control studies and field trials. Limitations, biases, implications of the results, and current uses of each. Evaluation of these methods as used in the scientific literature. Analyses includes chi-square tests, Cochrane Chi-square tests, and epidemiologic measures of strength of association, effect, and total effect. Design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of field trials taught specifically as they relate to the practitioner.
Description: Inter-relationships between animal health, disease, and well-being as they relate to the productivity and profitability of food animal production units. Integrates aspects of veterinary medicine, animal science, and agricultural economics. General concepts related to cattle, swine and sheep production systems, followed by specific issues that relate to different species.
Description: Prokaryotic gene regulation, DNA exchange, DNA recombination and repair, comparative prokaryotic genomics and computer-based methods of analysis.
Prerequisites: Permission; organic chemistry; biochemistry; immunology and/or concepts in virology and virolopathogenesis
Description: Pathogenic microbiology recommended. Description of virus and immune system interactions, with emphasis on mouse and human models. Mechanism of antigen presentation of viral proteins and relationship to health and disease. Analysis of the hosts immune response to selected viral infections of the major systems: neural, respiratory, gastrointestinal and immune.
Description: Recent advances in immunological techniques and review of conventional methods.
Prerequisites: BIOC 832 or equivalent; 18 hours of biological, biomedical and/or veterinary sciences, including fundamental microbiology and genetics
Description: Molecular and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis. Key literature, synthesis of scientific problems into research proposals.
Prerequisites: BIOS 820.
Description: Molecular basis of genetics in eukaryotes. Gene structure and regulation, transposable elements, chromosome structure, DNA replication and repair mechanisms and recombination.
Prerequisites: VBMS 805, or equivalent and permission
Description: Descriptive veterinary histopathology covering diseases of all body systems in animal species including domestic, laboratory, wildlife, birds, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians. Source material is worldwide in scope.
Description: The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff. Reviews of specialized subject areas.