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ID&P Courses in the Professional Curriculum

Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology faculty provide instruction in the professional DVM curriculum, as well as at the graduate level in the programs leading to the MS and PhD degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences and other campus programs such as Medical Sciences and Microbiology and Cell Sciences.

Courses offered in the DVM Curriculum include:

VEM 5001 Career Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine :  This course explores the various aspects of veterinary medicine as a profession including  many of the different fields available to veterinarians. Course Coordinator: Dr. Lisa Farina

VEM 5110B Animal Systems I – Immunology:  The mammalian immune system is involved in a multitude of cellular and systemic interactions that are essential for the survival of the host. The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge of immunology which will enable students to address immune-related problems that are encountered throughout clinical training and practice. Course Coordinator: Dr. Jeffrey Abbott

VEM 5115 Veterinary Microanatomy and Embryology:  An introduction to the microanatomy and the embryologic development of domestic mammals. Course Coordinator: Dr. Julia Conway

VEM 5131 Veterinary Molecular Biology:  A basic overview of molecular genetics; alteration of genetic information and its consequences; molecular diagnostics and molecular therapeutics and biotech products. Course Coordinator: Dr. David Allred

VEM 5141 Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases:  An introduction to the major pathogens and infectious diseases of animals. Course Coordinator: Dr. Daniel Brown

VEM 5143 Small Animal Applied Clinical Microbiology: Reviews, consolidates, and extends general knowledge of the infectious diseases of the dog and cat with emphasis on the laboratory diagnostic procedures appropriate to confirm them. Course Coordinator: Dr. Mary Brown

VEM 5144 Large Animal Applied Clinical Microbiology: Enhances general knowledge of the infectious diseases of the cow, goat, horse, and sheep with emphasis on the laboratory diagnostic procedures appropriate to confirm them. Course Coordinator: Dr. Maureen Long

VEM 5150 Veterinary Parasitology: Basic principles of parasitology including morphology and life cycles of representative species inhabiting domestic animals and transmissible from animals to humans. Epidemiology; pathogenesis, pathology, and immunology are emphasized. Course Coordinator: Dr. Heather Walden

VEM 5153 Small Animal Parasitology: Parasites of the small animal host; identification; nomenclature, mode of infection, diagnosis, treatment and control. Course Coordinator: Dr. Heather Walden

VEM 5154 Large Animal Parasitology: Parasites of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses; identification, nomenclature, mode of infection, diagnosis, treatment and control. Course Coordinator:Dr. Heather Walden

VEM 5161 Veterinary General Pathology: General Pathology, stressing basic mechanisms of disease production, including structural and molecular events. Course Coordinator: Dr. William Castleman

VEM 5162 Veterinary Systemic Pathology: Systemic pathology involving study of pathogenesis and gross and microscopic characteristics of animal diseases based on organ systems. Course Coordinator: Dr. Julia Conway

VEM 5164 Small Animal Pathology: Major disease entities of dogs and cats will be presented via a systems approach. Emphasis will be placed on recognition and understanding of the disease process and its clinical manifestations. Formulation of differential diagnosis will be stressed when pertinent. Course Coordinator: Dr. Jeffrey Abbott

VEM 5165 Large Animal Pathology: This course focuses on the gross pathologic lesions that characterize major diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, goats and pigs and that are used to formulate disease diagnosis and differential diagnoses. Gross and microscopic pathologic changes of major diseases will be presented with discussion of differential diagnosis, pathogenesis and methods for making definitive laboratory diagnosis as appropriate.Course Coordinator: Dr. William Castleman

VEM 5313 Poultry Diseases: Study of diseases of domestic poultry with special emphasis on etiology, clinical signs, macroscopic and microspic pathology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis and control. Course Coordinator: Dr. Carlos H. Romero

VEM 5363 Disease of Laboratory Animals: Special problems in the maintenance of health in research animals. Course Coordinator: Dr. Harvey Ramirez

VEM 5751 Core Applied Pathology Clerkship: Experience in gross necropsy, and histopathological examination. Pathology case material consists of in-patients as well as material referred from off-campus clinics and farms. Course Coordinator:  Dr. Lisa Farina

VEM 5851 Advanced Applied Pathology Clerkship: Advanced experience in gross necropsy and histopathological examination. Case material consists of in patients as well as material referred from off-campus clinics and farms. There is greater opportunity to gain histopathology experience in this course for seniors. Course Coordinator:   Dr. Lisa Farina