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 3. 3 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 107 or BIOL 111; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 405 Biomedical Microbiology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 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 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause disease in the human body; operates in an integrated manner with the spectrum of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, describing the factors common to all infectious diseases; molecular biology, pathology and immunology explain the mechanisms for spread, immune response and recovery.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405 or BIOL 456 and VTPB 409 or BIOL 454.

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: CHEM 227 and CHEM 228, or equivalent; junior or senior classification; biomedical sciences major, biomedical engineering major or related field.

VTPB 411 One Health and Tropical Ecology

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Traditional lectures, guest lectures, field excursions, field laboratories, discussions, readings, student oral presentations and case studies; form and function of healthy ecosystems, various forms of ecosystem perturbation and how perturbations influence ecosystem, animal, and human health.

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 Infectious 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: 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 460 Mammalian Cell Pathobiology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cell signaling and organelle perspective of pathogenesis, mechanisms leading to a disease state; fundamental understanding of structural and functional properties of mammalian cells; molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health-disease transitions.
Prerequisites: BIOL 111 and BIOL 112, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

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.