Head of Department: Professor Steven J. Geary
Department Office: Room 105, Atwater Building
For major requirements, see the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources section of this Catalog.
Two credits. Bushmich
This introductory course focuses on current global issues of health and disease to describe fundamental topics in pathobiology. Global biomedical concerns regarding infectious diseases, population, cancer, biotechnology and environmental health will be addressed. Course content will provide examples of the impact of veterinary and human pathology on world health issues.
Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Four credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or equivalent. Three class periods and one 2-hour discussion/laboratory period. Smyth
A study of the anatomy and physiology of animals with reference to pathological changes of the component parts of the body. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.
Three credits. Prerequisite: PVS 2100. Bushmich
Designed for students who plan to own and work with domestic animals. Its purpose is to develop student competence in disease management and to foster an intelligent working relationship with their veterinarian. The course will cover a systematic study of infectious and noninfectious diseases of domestic animals from the standpoint of economy and public health.
Credits and hours by arrangement, up to 15 credits. Prerequisite: open only with instructor consent. May be repeated for credit.
Special topics taken in a foreign study program.
Two credits. One class period. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only with consent of instructor. Majors may take this course in each semester of the senior year. May be repeated for credit. Khan
Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Open only with consent of instructor.
Topics and credits to be published prior to the registration period preceding the semester offerings.
Credits and laboratory periods by arrangement. May be repeated for credit.
Special problems in connection with departmental research programs and diagnostic procedures for diseases of animals. Some suggested topics are histopathologic laboratory procedures, clinical hematology, diagnostic bacteriology, and diagnostic parasitology.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: PVS 2100 or PNB 2264–2265 or PNB 2274–2275 or an equivalent course in vertebrate anatomy and physiology. Burns
Designed for students in biologic, paramedical and animal sciences, its purpose is to integrate histologic and cellular structure with function, utilizing human tissues and those from other vertebrates.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Garmendia
Structure and classification of viruses, cultivation and multiplication, pathogenesis and epidemiology of viral infections, host response, oncogenic viruses, immunization against, and laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Khan
A systematic study of metabolic, nutritional, genetic, and infectious diseases of commercial poultry, avian wildlife, and caged pet birds. Emphasis is placed upon diagnosis and disease prevention. For each system of the body, pertinent anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology, and histopathology will be discussed.
Two credits. One 1-hour lecture and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; instructor consent required; open only to students who have declared the Agricultural Biotechnology minor and passed MCB 3414. Recommended preparation: MCB 2000. Risatti
Theoretical basis and practical exposure to modern laboratory methods used in the biomedical sciences for disease diagnosis.
Three credits. Szczepanek
Mechanisms of emergence that different pathogens have used to cause disease in new hosts.
Three credits. Prerequisite: MCB 2610, or an equivalent course in general microbiology or bacteriology with consent of the instructor. Open to juniors or higher. Zhou
Designed to cover important concepts and pioneering strategies currently being used to develop novel antibacterials.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: PVS 2100 or PNB 2264–2265 or PNB 2274–2275 or an equivalent course in vertebrate anatomy and physiology; PVS 3100 or equivalent course in histology. Frasca
The body’s response to chemical, physical, and microbial injuries including the functional and morphologic alterations in disease of the major organ systems are discussed.