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Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VB SC)

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.

VB SC 423W Pathology of Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (3)

Nutrition plays a critical role in health, disease and convalescence of man and animals. Understanding the role of nutrition in disease pathogenesis, recovery and prevention requires an integration of biochemical and physiologic sciences and clinical practice. The intent of this course is to help the student integrate their knowledge from various basic science disciplines to real-world clinical issues related to the role of nutrition in disease pathogenesis, management and prevention across various animal species. Common nutrition and metabolic disease of production and companion animals will be used to demonstrate various principles of disease pathogenesis from a biochemical to whole animal basis. Deficiency and toxicity diseases of all essential nutrients will be addressed. In addition, a secondary role of nutrition in disease susceptibility and recovery mediated through immunologic and physiologic processes will be highlighted. In completing the course, students will have an understanding of comparative gastrointestinal anatomy and how this influences essential nutrients required and unique nutritional disease conditions. Additionally, students will gain appreciation for clinical management of nutritional diseases from diagnosis to prevention. Course format will be lectures and case-based discussions. With the integrative approach to course content, students are required to have previous courses in biology, biochemistry and nutrition. The course can meet requirements for writing across the curriculum and satisfies 400-level course requirements for Animal Bioscience and Animal Science majors. Prerequisites fro the course include B M B 211 or B M B 401, and AN SC 301 or equivalent nutrition course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: B M B 211 orB M B 401, AN SC 301 or equivalent nutrition course

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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