VTPB - Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)

VTPB 212 Genetics in the News

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Use of contemporary news articles from the popular press to delve into the science of genetics and genomics and their methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of how data is analyzed and interpreted leading to news headlines.
Prerequisites: Sophomore classification or approval of instructor; high school or college course in biology recommended.

VTPB 221 Great Diseases of the World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

VTPB 285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

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.

VTPB 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary pathobiology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Freshman classification.

VTPB 301/WFSC 327 Wildlife Diseases

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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 Listing: WFSC 327/VTPB 301.

VTPB 303 Medical Communication in the International Community

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

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.

VTPB 334 Poultry Diseases

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Poultry sanitation and diseases. Prevention and control of environmental, nutritional, parasitic and contagious diseases.
Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 123; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 404 Amazon Field School

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

Investigation of social and ecological complexities of biodiversity conservation in tropical ecosystems; biological and social science approaches to evaluate causes, consequences and solutions to biodiversity loss through ecology, culture and governance.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: RPTS 454 and WFSC 454.

VTPB 405 Biomedical Microbiology

Credits 5. 3 Lecture Hours. 5 Lab Hours.

Fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, virology, infectious diseases, immunology and identification of pathogenic microorganisms.
Prerequisite: Junior classification in a biological science.

VTPB 407 Advanced Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 4 Lab Hours.

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.

VTPB 408 Clinical Microbiology

Credits 4. 2 Lecture Hours. 5 Lab Hours.

Practical application of clinical bacteriology and mycology; laboratory identification of pathogenic organisms.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 409 Introduction to Immunology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Diverse concepts relative to immunologic mechanisms inherent to domestic and laboratory animals.
Prerequisite: Advanced classification.

VTPB 410 Cell Mechanisms of Disease

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Mechanisms, morphologic manifestations and clinical signs of disease processes at the cellular level.
Prerequisites: VTPP 423 or registration therein; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 412 Techniques of Clinical Pathology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

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.

VTPB 415 Immunogenetics and Comparative Immunology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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/BIMS 320 and VTPB 409 or approval of instructor.

VTPB 421 Bacterial Diseases of Humans and Animals

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

VTPB 438 Biomedical Virology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

VTPB 452 Clinical Veterinary Mycology

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Practical application of clinical mycology; laboratory identification of important fungal and actinomycotic organisms.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; VTPB 405 or approval of instructor.

VTPB 454/MARB 454 Ornamental Fish Health Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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 Listing: MARB 454.

VTPB 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

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.

VTPB 487/BIOL 487 Biomedical Parasitology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

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 Listing: BIOL 487/VTPB 487.

VTPB 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

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.