Vet Micro & Parasitology

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Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology - VMP

7001 Seminar: Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology (1) Reports and discussions of new developments in veterinary bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, and virology; emphasis on infectious disease research.

7002 Research Techniques in Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology (1-4) Prereq.: appropriate 4000- or 5000-level course in selected topic or equivalent and consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Specialized research techniques related to a specific discipline of veterinary microbiology and parasitology.

7003 Topics in Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology (1-4) Prereq.: appropriate 4000- or 5000-level course in selected topic or equivalent and consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 8 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics in veterinary bacteriology, immunology, molecular biology, parasitology, and virology; emphasis on infectious disease.

7404 Pathogenic Mechanisms of Bacteria (3) F-O Prereq.: BIOL 4094, 4121, and 4122 or equivalent. Relation of bacterial structure and function to the induction of disease; virulence factors, mechanisms of host-parasite interaction; vaccine strategies.

7405 Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory (1-3) F-O Prereq.: credit or concurrent registration in VMP 7404 or equivalent. 2-6 hrs. lab. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. credit. Laboratory techniques for selected topics in bacterial pathogenesis.

7410 Biochemistry of Viruses (3) S-E Prereq.: BIOL 4094 or equivalent. See BIOL 7289.

7411 Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis (3) F-E Prereq.: BIOL 4190 or VMED 5230 or equivalent. Virus-host interactions in disease induction emphasizing virus receptors and cell tropism, persistence and latency, oncogenesis, virus-induced immune suppression, and adverse responses of the host.

7413 Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory (1-3) S-O Prereq.: credit or registration in VMP 7423 or equivalent. 2-6 hrs. lab. Laboratory techniques in modern immunology; isolation, identification, and functional testing of proteins and cells of the immune system.

7415 Current Experimental Methods in Parasitology (1-4) F-E Prereq.: a course in parasitology or equivalent. 2-8 hrs. lab. May be taken for a max. of 4 sem. hrs. when animal groups vary. Specialized laboratory methods used to produce experimental infections, diagnose parasitism and recover and identify protozoan and helminth parasites of ruminants, horses, pigs, and companion animals.

7417 Immune Response to Infectious and Parasitic Agents (3) S-E Prereq.: introductory course in immunology. Immune mechanisms in controlling or exacerbating disease caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, helminths, and arthropods; modern principles of vaccine development and trends in application.

7419 Population Dynamics and Ecology of Parasitic and Vector-Borne Diseases (3) S-E Prereq.: course in parasitology or equivalent. Also offered as ECH 7311. Population regulation and distribution of parasitic and vector-borne diseases of veterinary and medical significance; disease risk in populations and control strategies based on population models, transmission dynamics, climate, nutrition, immunity, geographic information systems, and herd health programs.

7421 Zoonotic Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (3) V Prereq.: BIOL 4105 and 4122 or equivalent. See ECH 7310.

7423 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (3) S-O Prereq.: introductory course in immunology. Cellular and molecular basis for the immune response; emphasis on molecular structure and function of antibodies and other receptors; role of lymphocyte subsets and cytokines in regulation of immune responses.

7424 Diseases of Aquatic Animals (3) F-E Prereq.: consent of instructor. Basic microbiology and/or parasitology strongly recommended. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Same as FISH 7424.

7432 Cell and Organ Culture Techniques in Bioresearch (3) F Prereq.: BIOL 2051 and 4093 or equivalent. 1 hr. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Application of cell and organ culture techniques to current research problems.

 

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