Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5094. Pathobiology Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 10 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5099. Research and Independent Study in Animal Diseases

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5201. Microbiology of Atypical Bacteria

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth presentation of current information on medically significant atypical bacteria, with emphasis on molecular aspects of pathogenesis.

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5202. Viral Pathogenesis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: a course in virology or microbiology and one in biochemistry, with consent of the instructor. Recommended preparation is a course in immunology or pathology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Review and discussion of recent advances regarding mechanisms involved in the development of viral disease at the virus, host, organ, tissue, cell, sub-cellular and molecular levels. Current advances in virus-host interactions will be discussed, including virulence factors, mechanisms of suppression and evasion of host responses, oncogenesis, persistence, immunopathology, neurotropism, neuroinvasion.

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5203. Principles of Antibacterial Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A course in general microbiology or bacteriology with consent of the instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

Important concepts and pioneering strategies currently being used to develop novel antibacterials.

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5300. Disc of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science Literature

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Weekly discussion of current peer-reviewed literature related to pathobiological basis of disease.

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5303. Veterinary Pathology Lecture Series

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Lectures on veterinary and comparative anatomic pathology organized by animal species or disease classification utilizing lectures on electronic media in the context of a prescribed plan of study. May be repeated for credit with change in content

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5392. Practicum in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to veterinarians accepted into the residency program in veterinary pathology.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Service-based learning of veterinary anatomic pathology through gross and histologic evaluation of necropsy and biopsy case material by direct review with faculty pathologists.

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5394. Veterinary Pathology Seminar

2.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Blinded examination of gross and histologic lesions with emphasis on lesion recognition, description and disease diagnosis, followed by group discussion of each case.

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5401. Immunobiology

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open with consent of instructor to graduate students, upper-level Honors students, and senior undergrad students with recommended preparation. Recommended Prep: Previous coursework in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of basic and clinical immunobiology; phylogeny and ontogeny of the immune response, characteristics of the immune response, cellular and humoral immunity; central and peripheral lymphoid tissues; mechanisms of immunologic injury and immunologic diseases; comparative and veterinary immunology; transplantation and tumor immunology.

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5431. Avian Pathology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A comprehensive study of systemic avian pathology, stressing the correlation of pathological changes with clinical and microbiological findings.

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5503. Molecular Approaches to Disease Diagnosis and Prevention

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Molecular aspects of disease, with emphasis on methodologies and strategies for diagnosis, analysis and prophylaxis.

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5594. Current Veterinary Pathology Literature

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Detailed study of current veterinary pathology literature, with particular emphasis on lesions and mechanisms of disease.

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5632. Vaccines: Mechanisms of Immune Protection

Also offered as: AH 5632

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on several different approaches to inducing prophylactic immunity in the host. Both traditional and modern molecular approaches to vaccine design will be discussed. In addition, the mechanisms employed by pathogenic microbes to avoid hosts' immune responses will be examined in the context of vaccine design. The students will gain an appreciation for the transition from basic research to practical applications.

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