VBMS805
Introduction to Mechanisms of Disease

Prerequisites: ASCI 240 or equivalent, BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 831, VBMS/BIOS 841, or permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS808
Functional HistologyCrosslisted with BIOS 408, BIOS 808, VBMS 408

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L or LIFE 120 and 120L or BIOS 112; BIOS 213 or ASCI 240. BIOS 315 recommended.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS811
Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology

Prerequisites: Permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS820
Molecular GeneticsCrosslisted with BIOS 420, BIOS 820, MBIO 420

Prerequisites: BIOS 206 and Senior standing.

Description: Molecular basis of genetics. Gene structure and regulation, transposable elements, chromosome structure, DNA replication, and repair mechanisms and recombination.

This course is a prerequisite for: FDST 908B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS824
Basic Molecular Infectious DiseasesCrosslisted with VBMS 424

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 or permission.

Description: Introduction to the molecular, genetic and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS830
Veterinary Anatomy ICrosslisted with VMED 630

Prerequisites: For VBMS 830: none. For VMED 630: First year standing in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Description: Comparative and topographic anatomy of the dog, cat, and pig.

This course is a prerequisite for: VMED 631, VBMS 831

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6

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VBMS831
Anatomy IICrosslisted with VMED 631

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS840
Microbial PhysiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 440, BIOS 840, MBIO 440

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.

Description: Molecular approaches to the study of prokaryotic cell structure and physiology, including growth, cell division, metabolism, and alternative microbial life styles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS841
Pathogenic MicrobiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 441, BIOS 841, VBMS 441, VBMS 441H

Prerequisites: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS841L
Pathogenic Microbiology LaboratoryCrosslisted with VBMS 441L

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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VBMS842
EndocrinologyCrosslisted with ASCI 442, ASCI 842, BIOS 442, BIOS 842

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS843
ImmunologyCrosslisted with BIOS 443, BIOS 843, MBIO 443

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 910

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS845
Animal Physiology ICrosslisted with ASCI 845, BIOS 813

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in biochemistry, biology and physiology.

Primarily for students in animal or biological sciences or veterinary medicine.

Description: Mammalian physiology and cellular mechanisms. Physiology of the cell, embryology, and neuro-sensory, neuromuscular, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 846, BIOS 814, VBMS 846

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS846
Animal Physiology IICrosslisted with ASCI 846, BIOS 814

Prerequisites: ASCI/VBMS 845 or BIOS 813

Description: Mammalian physiology and cellular mechanisms. Physiology of the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

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VBMS847
Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef ProductionCrosslisted with ASCI 847

Prerequisites: Degree in veterinary medicine or animal science, or allied agricultural degree, or permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS847A
Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef Production ICrosslisted with ASCI 847A

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS847B
Interdisciplinary Concepts in Beef Production IICrosslisted with ASCI 847B

Prerequisites: VBMS 847A

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS848
Introduction to Veterinary Biotechnology

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

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VBMS852
Molecular Virology and Viral Pathogenesis

Prerequisites: BIOS 843

Description: Introduction to virology with emphasis on molecular biology and pathogenesis. Concepts of virus replication strategies, virus-host interactions and virus pathogenesis.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 950, VBMS 950

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

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VBMS901
Diagnostic Techniques

Description: Application of the principles of pathology to current problems in the diagnostic laboratory.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-10

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VBMS908
T Cell Biology: Repertoire and Effector Functions

Prerequisites: BIOS 843 or permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS909
Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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VBMS910
Topics in Immunology

Prerequisites: VBMS 843 or BIOS 843

Description: Basics of immunology; critical analysis of reports taken from scientific literature of immunology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS919
Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression

Prerequisites: 1) BIOC 818 or 820; 2) BIOC 832; and 3) BIOC 838 or BIOS 837 or related laboratory experience

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS920
Measurement of Animal Disease and Production

Prerequisites: VBMS 811 or permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS921
Analytic Observational Studies in Veterinary Epidemiology

Prerequisites: VBMS 811 and 920; or permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS925
Critical Reading of the Epidemiology Literature

Prerequisites: VBMS 811 or 920; or permission

Description: Analysis of current epidemiology and animal health literature. Critical evaluation of study design, methods of analysis, biases, field applicability, and basis for conclusions.May be repeated for credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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VBMS930
Advanced Food Animal Production Medicine

Prerequisites: Permission

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS942
Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics of ProkaryotesCrosslisted with BIOS 942

Prerequisites: BIOS 241 and 312, or permission

Description: Prokaryotic gene regulation, DNA exchange, DNA recombination and repair, comparative prokaryotic genomics and computer-based methods of analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS944
Immunovirology

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS948
Concepts in Experimental Immunology

Prerequisites: BIOS 843 or permission

Description: Recent advances in immunological techniques and review of conventional methods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS949
Vaccinology

Prerequisites: VBMS/BIOS 841; BIOS 843, VBMS 843; VBMS/BIOS 852; or permission

Description: Analysis of the theory and mechanisms involved in the development of efficacious vaccines. Microbiological and immunological aspects as well as the manufacturing and regulatory aspects of vaccine development.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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VBMS950
Medical Molecular VirologyCrosslisted with BIOS 950

Prerequisites: BIOS/CHEM/BIOC 431/831 and 432/832; VBMS 852

Description: Current topics in molecular virology relevant to the natural history and pathogenesis of viral diseases of humans and animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS951
Advanced Molecular Infectious Diseases

Prerequisites: BIOC 832 or equivalent; 18 hours of biological, biomedical and/or veterinary sciences, including fundamental microbiology and genetics; or permission

Description: Molecular and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis. Key literature, synthesis of scientific problems into research proposals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS964
Signal TransductionCrosslisted with BIOS 964

Prerequisites: BIOS 832, BIOS 820 or equivalent, or permission

Description: Molecular basis of genetics in eukaryotes. Gene structure and regulation, transposable elements, chromosome structure, DNA replication and repair mechanisms and recombination.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS966
Advanced Viral PathogenesisCrosslisted with BIOS 966

Prerequisites: BIOS 843; VBMS 852 or equivalent introductory course in virology or experience

Description: Advanced analysis on the mechanisms of cell and tissue damage by viruses, the spread of viruses through the body, and the host response.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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VBMS975
Seminar in Veterinary Histopathology

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.May be repeated for credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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VBMS996
Research on Selected Problems in Veterinary Science
Course details
Credit Hours:2-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2-10

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VBMS998
Special Topics in Veterinary Science

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff. Reviews of specialized subject areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-10

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