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Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VB SC)

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 (B M B 435, MICRB 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
 

VB SC 503 (MCIBS 503, BIOL 503, BMMB 503) Critical Elements of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (4) Founational topics and critical analysis in evolution, genetics, molecular and cellular biology and cell differentiation.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

VB SC 511 (MCIBS 511, BMMB 511) Molecular Immunology (2) The study of molecular and biochemical events that influence immune responses and define current questions in immunology.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410  

VB SC 514 (NUTR 514) Prostaglandins and Leukotrienes (3) Biochemical, physiological, and nutritional aspects of arachidonic acid and related essential fatty acid metabolism. Structure-activity relationships of prostaglandins, prostacyclins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: BIOCH 402 orBIOCH 437  

VB SC 515 (BMMB 515) Macrophage Biology (2) The role of macrophages at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410, VB SC 432  

VB SC 520 Pathobiology (3) The course deals with the mechanism of disease. Topics are: homeostasis, vascular injury, inflammation, neoplasia, genetic disorders, and biochemical toxicology.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: V SC 420;BIOCH 401 orBIOCH 437  

VB SC 530 (MCIBS 530) Regulation of Gene Expression by Xenobiotics (3) The course examines mechanisms by which foreign chemicals alter gene expression and techniques used to analyze these effects.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: B M B 401, VB SC 433 orB M B 433  

VB SC 534 Current Topics in Cancer Research (3) A discussion of current cancer research literature with the focus on primary research literature.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: BIOL 413 orBIOL 416 orB M B 400 orB M B 433 orB M B 460  

VB SC 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject whihc may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

VB SC 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Experience in preparing and conducting lectures/laboratories and assembling materials for laboratories.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

VB SC 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

VB SC 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

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