Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology VPT
7003 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine (1-6) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Specialized coverage of a variety of topics of current interest in veterinary medicine.
7603 Clinical Toxicology (3) S Prereq.: VPT 7623 and consent of instructor. Pathophysiology of various clinically important toxicants; prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common intoxications in domestic animals.
7605 Circulatory Transport and Control (3) V Prereq.: BIOL 4160 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture/demonstration. Biophysical approach to structure and function of the circulatory system in health and disease; fluid dynamics, solute transport, regional hemodynamics, neurohumoral controls, and analysis of circulatory function in specific cardiovascular disease conditions.
7607 Advanced Respiratory Physiology (3) V Prereq.: BIOL 4160 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Biophysical phenomena of pulmonary functions and structure; gas transport and exchange; neurohumoral, chemical states; special consideration to experimental procedures and techniques.
7614 Central Nervous System (3) V Prereq.: VPT 7612 or equivalent. Neurotransmitter mechanisms, chemistry, and anatomical distribution; neuropharmacology; synaptic physiology and anatomy of selected brain regions; central nervous system diseases.
7615 Pulmonary Pharmacology (3) V Prereq.: VPT 7602. Mechanisms of action and applications of various drugs used in respiratory disorders.
7616 Methods in Neuroscience Research (2) V Prereq.: VPT 7612 or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory and practice of electroencephalography, electromyography, averaged evoked potentials, electrode construction, stereotaxic surgery, lesioning, intracerebral stimulation and infusion, and other current techniques in neuroscience research.
7617 Autonomic Nervous System (3) Prereq.: VPT 7612 or equivalent. Structure, physiology, pharmacology, and diseases of the autonomic nervous system.
7620 Comparative Metabolism of Environmental Pollutants (3) F Prereq.: BIOL 4094 or consent of instructor. Same as ENVS 7200. Biochemical systems from various invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant species involved in the metabolic activation and detoxification of xenobiotic substances; use of these systems as biomonitors of pollution impact.
7622 Fundamentals of Chemical Carcinogenesis (3) S-E Prereq.: VPT 7604 or consent of instructor. Same as BIOL 7622 and ENVS 7622. Identification and structural features of carcinogens; role of free radicals in biology and pathobiology; molecular mechanisms in chemical carcinogenesis, including pathways for metabolic activation, DNA adduction, somatic cell mutagenesis, and oncogene activation.
7623 Toxicology I (3) F Prereq.: One yr. organic chemistry, BIOL 4087 or equivalent; mammalian physiology recommended. Also offered as ENVS 7623. Fundamental principles of toxicology, dose response relationship, design and conduct of acute and chronic toxicity tests, basic analytical toxicology, biochemical markers, basic principles of hazard evaluation and risk assessment, industrial toxicology, principles of toxicology applied to the environment and ecosystems.
7624 Toxicology II (3) S Prereq.: VPT 7623 or equivalent. Continuation of VPT 7623 (ENVS 7623). Also offered as BIOL 7624, ENVS 7624. Xenobiotic transport, distribution, toxicokinetics, metabolism, excretion, and principles of receptor interaction.
7625 Toxicology III (3) F-E Also offered as ENVS 7625, FDSC 7625, and VP 7528. Toxicology of major organ systems, to include dermal, pulmonary, hepatic, renal, neural, immune, gastrointestinal, reproductive, cardiovascular, and special sense organs; target organ toxicology with mechanistic study of the pathophysiology of classic toxicants.
7626 Toxicology IV: Genetic Toxicology (3) S-E See ENVS 7626.
7627 Methods in Aquatic Toxicology (4) S-O Prereq.: organic chemistry, VPT 7623 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lec.; 6 hrs. lab. Laboratory and field investigations in modern aquatic toxicology; bio-accumulation, acute and chronic toxicity testing, metabolism of xenobiotic chemicals, mutagenesis testing using aquatic organisms; the application of both inorganic and organic trace analytical methodologies applied to various media including water, sediments, and aquatic organism tissues.
7628 Veterinary Physiology I (3) F Prereq.: consent of instructor. Physiological mechanisms underlying basic nerve/muscle membrane dynamics and the cardiovascular system of domestic species; emphasis on system control.
7629 Veterinary Physiology II (3) S Prereq.: consent of instructor. Physiological mechanisms underlying the respiratory and renal systems of domestic species; emphasis on system control.
7630 Veterinary Pharmacology (4) S Prereq.: vertebrate physiology, biochemistry, or equivalent; consent of instructor. 3.5 hrs. lecture; 0.5 hrs. lab. Comparative study of the pharmacodynamics, disposition, kinetics, and therapeutic utility of drugs in animals.
7631 Veterinary Neuroscience (3) S Prereq.: consent of instructor. 2.5 hrs. lecture; 0.5 hrs. lab. Also offered as VAN 7122. Physiological and anatomical mechanisms underlying the nervous system.
7699 Toxicology Seminar (1) Also offered as ECH 7399, BIOL 7699, VP 7599, FDSC 7699, CHEM 7699, and ENVS 7699. May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. credit when topics vary. Reports and discussions on topics of current interest in the discipline of toxicology.