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ID&P Graduate Courses

Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology faculty provide instruction at the graduate level in the programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences,  and in other campus programs such as Medical Sciences, and Microbiology and Cell Sciences.  This is in addition to courses taught in the professional veterinary curriculum.

Graduate Courses offered include:

VME 6464 Molecular Pathogenesis: Papers on mechanisms of pathogenesis and molecular approaches toward diagnosis and control of either parasitic or viral and bacterial diseases. Focus alternates by semester. Course Coordinator: Dr. Tony Barbet

VME 6326C Helminthology: Morphology, life cycles and physiology of helminths. Emphasis on host-parasite relationships, immune responses, and related research techniques. Course Coordinator: TBA

VME 6350C Veterinary Protozoology:  Life cycles, epidemiology, and diagnosis of parasitic protozoans of food animal, companion animal and exotic animal species, emphasizing the sporozoans. Course Coordinator: TBA

VME 6186 Advanced Topics in Disease Pathogenesis:  Lectures and discussions on current research on pathogenetic mechanisms of disease. Topics change each semester with focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell injury and death, inflammation, repair, hemodynamic disorders, and neoplasia. Course Coordinator: Dr. William Castleman

VME 6934 Special Topics Seminar – Influenza Virus:  Weekly seminar series on current research advances in influenza virus research covering virology, epidemiology and pathogenesis of this viral disease in animals including man. Course Coordinator: Dr. William Castleman

VME 6934 Current Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis:  Weekly seminar series on current research advances in microbial pathogenesis. Course Coordinator: Dr. David Allred

VME 6156 Modern Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases:  Review and evaluation of new and developing methods for diagnosis of infectious diseases with emphasis on serological and nucleic-acid-based approaches. Theory, development, and applications discussed in context of current literature. Course Coordinator: Dr. John Dame

VME 6933 Infectious Diseases and Pathology Research Seminar: Weekly seminar series on topics relating to infectious diseases and comparative and experimental pathology of animals presented by students, faculty, and visiting speakers. Course Coordinator: Dr. Ayalew Mergia