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Pathobiology (PATB)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1001. Discovering Careers in Veterinary Medicine. 1. [(none)<>I, L] Career paths open to veterinarians are diverse including private practice, clinical specialties, basic/applied sciences like environmental/public health, preventive medicine, military service, microbiology and research. Additional topics: veterinary college application process, financing veterinary education, personal time /stress management of choosing a career in veterinary medicine and animal health. Prerequisites: none.

2220. Pathogenic Microbiology. 4. Major communicable diseases of man caused by bacteria, mycoplasma. Discusses disease, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and transmission. Cross listed with MICR 2220. Prerequisite: MICR 2210. (Offered spring semester)

4001. Epidemiology (Diseases in Population). 3. Basic epidemiologic concepts and approaches to population problems in medicine, with examples from veterinary and human health.  Covers a wide spectrum of topics and introduces practical applications of epidemiology.  Dual listed with PATB 5001; cross listed with MICR 4001. Prerequisite: STAT 2050 or STAT 2070.

4050. Problems in Animal Disease. 1-4 (Max. 6). Offers opportunity for supervised investigation of animal disease problems involving techniques of bacteriology, mycology, virology, gross pathology, histopathology and/or toxicology. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of biological science and consent of instructor; MOLB 2021 is recommended for most students.

4100. Laboratory Animal Care and Management. 2. Informs junior, senior and graduate students of basic principles of care and management of the common laboratory animals used for research or as animal models of human disease. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours of biological science.

4110. Diseases of Food Animals. 3. Acquaints students with diseases of cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Dual listed with PATB 5110. Prerequisite: LIFE 2022. (Normally offered spring semester)

4111. Equine Health and Disease. 3. To familiarize students with identification, prevention and treatment of diseases in horses through proper health management techniques. Dual listed with PATB 5111. Cross listed with ANSC 4111. Prerequisites: ANSC 1030, ANSC 3150.

4130. Mammalian Pathobiology. 3. Anatomical basis of disease in mammals. Emphasis on concepts of pathogenesis of disease, and the gross, microscopic and clinicopatholigical changes associated with lesions: cell injury and death; cellular degeneration; disturbances of growth and circulation; neoplasia; inflammation; and recognition of gross and microscopic tissue changes. Background in immunology will be beneficial. Dual listed with PATB 5130; cross listed with MICR 4130. Prerequisite: C or better in LIFE 2022. (Normally offered spring semester)

4140. Principles of Toxicology. 3. Toxicology is the study of poisons, their mechanisms of action and their effects on various organisms including man and domestic animals. Designed to provide students in the life and environmental sciences with an understanding of the principles of toxicology as they apply to animal and human health, food safety and environmental studies. Dual listed with PATB 5140. Prerequisite: 9 hours of biological science (e.g., physiology), 4 hours chemistry, 3 hours biochemistry. (Normally offered fall semester of even-numbered years)

4150. Seminar. 1 (Max. 4). Preparation and oral presentation of papers on veterinary sciences topics. S/U Only. Prerequisites: 8 hours of biology and consent of instructor.

4170 [4120]. Diseases of Wildlife. 3. Introduction to wildlife diseases of the Rocky Mountain region and North America.  Emphasis on infectious, parasitic, traumatic, toxic, and other disease agents with coverage of mechanisms of disease, epidemiology, and disease impacts on wildlife populations and species.  Significant discussion of zoonotic diseases and diseases at the wildlife/domestic animal interface.  Dual listed with PATB 5170. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biological or zoological sciences. (Offered spring semester of even-numbered years)

4200. Diagnostic Bacteriology. 1. Practical training with emphasis on diagnostic procedures used in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Students will identify bacterial pathogens of animals and humans. Taught in a clinical setting utilizing selected clinical material. Techniques employed in the processing and identification of clinically significant bacteria will be used and discussed. Safe laboratory practices for working with biohazards will be presented. Cross listed with MICR 4200. Prerequisites: junior standing and a microbiology course which included a laboratory.

4220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended for students majoring in microbiology or a related field. The class will consist of lectures and small group decisions. Student responsibilities will include note-taking and preparation for discussion by completion of reading assignments consisting of classic and/or recent journal articles addressing the weekly topic. Cross listed with MICR 4220; dual listed with PATB 5220. Prerequisites: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

4310. Introduction to Veterinary Parasitology. 3. For animal science, zoology, biology or preveterinary majors. Discusses parasites of food producing and companion animals and uses preserved parasites in lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science. (Normally offered fall semester)

4320. Problems in Parasitology. 1-3 (Max. 5). Individual laboratory, library or field study of parasites and their host relations. Prerequisites: 8 semester hours of biological sciences or 3 semester hours of parasitology and consent of instructor.

4360. Medical Entomology and Parasitology. 4. Emphasis is on medically important anthropods, protozoa, and worms; clinical effects of infection, epidemiology, avoidance/control and identification/diagnosis. Cross listed with ENTO 4360; dual listed with PATB 5360. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science. (Normally offered fall semester of odd-numbered years)

4400. Immunology. 4. Biology of immune system; cellular and molecular mechanisms; host resistance to infectious agents; as well as hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, tumor and tissue rejection. Includes laboratory for immunological techniques. Cross listed with MOLB 4400. Dual listed with PATB 5400. Prerequisite: MICR/PATB 2220. (Normally offered spring semester)

4500. Veterinary Parasitology. 4. [S1<>(none)] Biology, importance, diagnosis and control of helminth and protozoan parasites of wild and domestic animals. Arthropod vectors and/or intermediate hosts of helminth & protozoan parasites are included. Diagnostic procedures and identification familiarity with agents are emphasized in lab.  Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science. (Offered fall semester of even-numbered years)

4710. Medical Virology. 3. Human and animal viruses as biological entities. Methods of study, classification, replication strategies, diagnostic approaches, epidemiology and significance as disease agents. Dual listed with PATB 5710. Cross listed with MICR 4710. Prerequisite: MOLB 2240. (Normally offered fall semester)

5001. Epidemiology (Diseases in Population). 3. Basic epidemiologic concepts and approaches to population problems in medicine, with examples from veterinary and human health.  Covers a wide spectrum of topics and introduces practical applications of epidemiology.  Dual listed with PATB 4001; cross listed with MICR 5001. Prerequisite: STAT 2050.

5110. Diseases of Food Animals. 3. Acquaints students with diseases of cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Dual listed with PATB 4110. Prerequisite: LIFE 2022. (Normally offered spring semester)

5111. Equine Health and Disease. 3. To familiarize students with identification, prevention and treatment of diseases in horses through proper health management techniques. Dual listed with PATB 4111. Cross listed with ANSC 5111. Prerequisites: ANSC 1030, ANSC 3150.

5120. Topics in Pathobiology. 1-4 (Max. 8). Lectures in current pathobiology topics derived from the expertise of the lecturer. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biological sciences and consent of instructor.

5130. Mammalian Pathobiology. 3. Anatomical basis of disease in mammals. Emphasis on concepts of pathogenesis of disease, and the gross, microscopic and clinicopathological changes associated with lesions: cell injury and death; cellular degeneration; disturbances of growth and circulation; neoplasia; inflammation; and recognition of gross and microscopic tissue changes. Background in immunology will be beneficial. Dual listed with PATB 4130. Prerequisites: C or better in LIFE 2022.

5140. Principles of Toxicology. 3. Toxicology is the study of poisons, their mechanisms of action, and their effects on various organisms including man and domestic animals. Designed to provide students in the life and environmental sciences with an understanding of the principles of toxicology as they apply to animal and human health, food safety and environmental studies. Dual listed with PATB 4140. Prerequisite: 9 hrs. biological science (eg. physiology), 4 hrs. chemistry, 3 hrs. biochemistry.

5160. Neurologic diseases: mechanisms and therapeutic approaches. 3. We will use lectures, student presentations and discussions to learn about impacts, molecular mechanisms and prospects for effective therapy of some important neurologic diseases of man and animals.  Disorder we will study will include chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer's disease, prion diseases, stroke and epilepsy. Cross listed with NEUR 5160. Prerequisite: courses in neuroanatomy and biochemistry; graduate level standing. (Normally offered fall semester of odd-numbered years)

5170. Diseases of Wildlife. 3. Introduction to wildlife diseases of the Rocky Mountain region and North America. Emphasis on infectious, parasitic, traumatic, toxic, and other disease agents with coverage of mechanisms of disease, epidemiology, and disease impacts on wildlife populations and species. Significant discussion of zoonotic diseases and diseases at the wildlife/domestic animal interface. Dual listed with PATB 4170. Prerequisites: 12 hours of biological or zoological sciences.

5220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended for students majoring in microbiology or a related field. The class consists of lectures and small group discussions. Student responsibilities will include note-taking and preparation for discussion by completion of reading assignments consisting of classic and/or recent journal articles addressing the weekly topic. Dual listed with PATB 4220; cross listed with MICR 5220. Prerequisites: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

5360. Medical Entomology/Parasitology. 4. Emphasis is on medically important arthropods, protozoa and worms; clinical effects of infection, epidemiology, avoidance/control and identification/diagnosis. Dual listed with PATB 4360. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biological science.

5400. Immunology. 4. Biology of the immune system; cellular and molecular mechanisms; host resistance to infectious agents; as well as hypersensitivities, autoimmunity, tumor and tissue rejection. Includes laboratory for immunological techniques. Students are required to complete a term paper and make a presentation. Dual listed with PATB 4400; cross listed with MOLB 5400.

5500. Veterinary Parasitology. 4. Biology, importance, diagnosis and control of helminth and protozoan parasites of wild and domestic animals.  Arthropod vectors and/or intermediate hosts of helminth & protozoan parasites are included. Diagnostic procedures and identificational familiarity with agents are emphasized in lab. Prerequisite: 8 hours of Biological Science.

5505. Investigations in Pathobiology. 1-4 (Max. 8). Research involvement in pathobiology to learn laboratory methods, scientific literature, research design and data analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor and 16 hours of biological sciences.

5510. Introductory Virology. 3. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses as infectious agents and models for modern molecular biology. Examines concepts and principles of pathogenesis, host response and the regulation of virus-host interactions. Genome organization, structure and replication will be examined within the context of the co-evolution of virus and host. Cross listed with MOLB 5510. Prerequisite: MOLB 3610 or 4600 plus 4610.

5515. Advanced Seminar in Pathobiology. 1 (Max. 4). Preparation and presentation of research topics in pathogeology with participation in discussions. Prerequisite: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor and 16 hours of biological sciences.

5710. Medical Virology. 3. Human and animal viruses as biological entities. Methods of study, classification, replication strategies, diagnostic approaches, epidemiology and significance as disease agents. Dual listed with PATB 4710.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max. 48). Designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate level degree program.

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