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Pathobiology (PATB)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1001. Discovering Careers in Veterinary Medicine. 1. [I,L<>{none}] 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.

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

JumpLink2220. Pathogenic Microbiology. 3. This course serves as an introduction to bacterial pathogenesis and disease using taxonomy and categorical approaches. Material presented in the course includes maintenance, transmission, molecular mechanisms of virulence factors, pathogen-host interactions, disease process, and treatment and prevention of disease of pathogenic bacteria and fungus. Cross listed with MICR 2220. Prerequisite: MICR 2210. (Offered spring semester)

2400. Host Defenses Against Infection. 3. Course content will address history of immunology in the context of infectious diseases, different pathogens and their interaction with higher-order life forms and an introduction of the immune system relevant to protect against invasive microorganisms. Course is appropriate for students majoring in Veterinary Sciences, Microbiology, or other Life Sciences fields. Prerequisite: MICR/MOLB 2021, or MICR/MOLB 2240.

JumpLink4001. 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. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of biological science and consent of instructor; MOLB 2021 is recommended for most students.

4110. Diseases of Food Animals. 3. Acquaints students with diseases of cattle, sheep, swine and poultry. Dual listed with PATB 5110. Prerequisite: LIFE 2022. (Offered fall 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. Prerequisite: ANSC 1030.

4130. Mammalian Pathobiology. 3. [{none}<>COM3] 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. Prerequisite: 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)

4220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended as a survey of the molecular mechanisms that have evolved in pathogenic bacterial species which result is disease. The broad-scoped objective is to assist students in gaining an understanding of principals and concepts as they apply to common themes of bacterial virulence acting on higher order host organisms. In-class review/discussion of scholarly manuscripts, historical to present day, is paramount in allowing students to gain a better appreciation and comprehension of biological principals and concepts through knowledge of experimental approaches. Cross listed with MICR 4220; dual listed with PATB 5220. Prerequisite: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

4240. Disease Ecology. 3. Introduction to 1) how interactions among species, ecosystems, human systems, and abiotic components of the environment affect patterns and processes of disease, and 2) considerations for coevolution of hosts and pathogens, conservation biology, models used to understand disease dynamics, and approaches to manage and control disease in animals, plants, and humans. Dual listed with PATB 5240. Cross listed with ENR 4240. Prerequisites: LIFE 2022 or 2023 and STAT 2050 or 2070.

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

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: MOLB/MICR 2021 or 2240 or PATB 2220, and a minimum grade of C- in MOLB 3000 or MOLB 3610. (Normally offered spring semester)

4500. 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 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)

JumpLink5001. 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. (Offered fall 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. Prerequisite: ANSC 1030.

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. Prerequisite: 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.

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. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biological or zoological sciences.

5220. Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis. 3. Intended as a survey of the molecular mechanisms that have evolved in pathogenic bacterial species which result is disease. The broad-scoped objective is to assist students in gaining an understanding of principals and concepts as they apply to common themes of bacterial virulence acting on higher order host organisms. In-class review/discussion of scholarly manuscripts, historical to present day, is paramount in allowing students to gain a better appreciation and comprehension of biological principals and concepts through knowledge of experimental approaches. Dual listed with PATB 4220; cross listed with MICR 5220. Prerequisite: PATB/MICR 2220 and statistics (or epidemiology).

5240. Disease Ecology. 3. Introduction to 1) how interactions among species, ecosystems, human systems, and abiotic components of the environment affect patterns and processes of disease, and 2) considerations for coevolution of hosts and pathogens, conservation biology, models used to understand disease dynamics, and approaches to manage and control disease in animals, plants, and humans. Dual listed with PATB 4240. Cross listed with ENR 5240.

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. Prerequisites: MOLB/MICR 2021 or 2240 or PATB 2220, and a minimum grade of C- in MOLB 3000 or MOLB 3610.

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 pathobiology 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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