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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VB SC)

VB SC 050S Mechanisms of Disease (3) Introduction to the study of disease pathogenesis and careers in Animal Health Research and Service.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 101 Careers in Veterinary Medicine and the Allied Professions (1) Exploring career pathways in veterinary medicine and the allied health industry.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

VB SC 130 (GHA) Understanding Human Disease (3) An explanation of disease mechanisms, enabling non-scientists to better understand medical journalism and apply basic medical principles to everyday life.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

VB SC 190 Careers in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (1) Career strategic planning and opportunities for Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

VB SC 211 (GN) The Immune System and Disease (3) Introduction to the immune system that emphasizes the immune response to infection and consequences of a defective immune response.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 230 The Science of Poisons (3) An introduction to toxicology using real world examples to highlight the impact of toxicants on environmental, biochemical and physiological processes.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 110, BIOL 110  

VB SC 231 Introduction to Cancer Research and Medicine (3) An understanding of the terminology, basic concepts, techniques, multidisciplinary approaches and challenges in cancer research and medicine.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

VB SC 280 Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine (2) Discussion of the social, ethical and economic aspects of current and emerging issues related to animal ownership and veterinary medicine.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

VB SC 290H Undergraduate Research Colloquium (1) Presentations by appropriate faculty on research opportunities for undergraduates.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: permission of program  

VB SC 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 330 Introduction to Molecular Pharmacology (3) An introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology, drug development and use.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 201, CHEM 202, BIOL 110, B M B 211;BIOL 230 orB M B 251  

VB SC 395 Internship (1-10) Independent study and supervised field experience related to the student's professional interest. Limited to students in animal agriculture majors.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing in an animal agriculture major; approval by department of proposed plan before registration  

VB SC 402W (ENT 402W) Biology of Animal Parasites (3) An intorduction to animal parasitology. Emphasis placed on host/parasite interactions, parasites of zoonotic importance, control programs and taxonomy.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

VB SC 403 Principles of Animal Disease Control (3) Principles of disease control based on knowledge of the multiple causes of animal disease.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MICRB 106 orMICRB 201 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AN SC 301  

VB SC 403H Principles of Animal Disease Control (3) Principles of disease control based on knowledge of the epidemiology of animal disease.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: MICRB 106 orMICRB 201 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AN SC 301  

VB SC 405 Laboratory Animal Science (3) Principles involved in maintaining laboratory animals. Emphasis is on management, preventive medicine, and surgical considerations used in laboratory animal colonies.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: AN SC 201, AN SC 301, BIOL 110  

VB SC 407 Dairy Herd Health Programs (2) A discussion of health programs for dairy herds to assist in the control of infectious and metabolic diseases of dairy animals.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AN SC 301, AN SC 310, AN SC 427, AN SC 431W  

VB SC 409 Wildlife Diseases (3) An introduction to wildlife diseases emphasizing their impact on wildlife, domestic animals and humans in today's world.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, W F S 209  

VB SC 418 Bacterial Pathogenesis (2) Study of molecular interactions between bacterial pathogens and their hosts.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MICRB 201, MICRB 410  

VB SC 420 General Animal Pathology (3) Nature and mechanisms of the disease process including degenerations, growth disturbances, inflammation, host-parasite relationships and neoplasia.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AN SC 423 orBIOL 472, MICRB 201, AN SC 301  

VB SC 421 (BIOL 421) Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4) The comparative anatomy of representative vertebrate animals, discussed from a descriptive and an evolutionary viewpoint.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: BIOL 240W  

VB SC 423W Pathology of Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (3) Overview of nutritional and metabolic diseases of animals integrating concepts from biochemical and physiologic abberrations to clinical applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: B M B 211 orB M B 401, AN SC 301 or equivalent nutrition course  

VB SC 425 (AN SC 425) Principles of Avian Diseases (3) Principles of pathogenesis and control of diseases in poultry and other avian populations. Case material used where appropriate.
Effective: Spring 2009 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: AN SC 201, BIOL 110, MICRB 201  

VB SC 425 (AN SC 425) Principles of Avian Diseases (3) Principles of pathogenesis and control of diseases in poultry and other avian populations. Case material used where appropriate.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: MICRB 106 andMICRB 107 orMICRB 201 andMICRB 202   Concurrent: AN SC 211 AN SC 311

VB SC 430 Principles of Toxicology (3) Introduction to the biomedical aspects of toxicology with emphasis on the mechanisms and fate of chemical interaction with biological systems.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, BIOL 240W;B M B 211 orB M B 401  

VB SC 431 (E R M 431) Environmental Toxicology (3) Effects of pollutants on animal health at the chemical, physical, and cellular level.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, CHEM 110, CHEM 112  

VB SC 432 (B M B 432, MICRB 432) Advanced Immunology: Signaling in the Immune System (3) The study of signaling pathways that regulate the immune response.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410  

VB SC 433 (B M B 433) Molecular and Cellular Toxicology (3) In-depth coverage of processes by which drugs/chemicals interact with biological systems and the experimental approaches used to study these interactions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 401  

VB SC 435 (MICRB 435, B M B 435) Viral Pathogensis (2) A study of the molecular, immunological, and pathological aspects of viral diseases as well as laboratory methods of diagnosis.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MICRB 201;B M B 251 andB M B 252 orBIOL 110 andBIOL 230W  

VB SC 444 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3) An introduction to epidemiology of infectious diseases with emphasis on unders tanding epidemiologic concepts for identifying, preventing and controlling infectious diseases.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: BIOL 220, STAT 200 orSTAT 250  

VB SC 445 Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3) A discussion and practicum of the molecular laboratory techniques used to study molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: BIOL 220, STAT 200 orSTAT 250 andVB SC 444  

VB SC 448W Current Topics in Immunology (3) Study of current approaches and questions driving research in immunology and infectious diseases.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MICRB 410, B M B 400  

VB SC 451 Immunotoxicology of Drugs and Chemicals (3) An in depth discussion of the effect of xenobiotics and drugs on host immune mechanisms.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MICRB 201 orB M B 251  

VB SC 494H Honors Thesis (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of a Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences honors thesis.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: junior or senior status in the Schreyer Honors College and permission of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences honors advisor  

VB SC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 499 Foreign Studies (0.5 - 4 credits/maximum of 10) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

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