Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS) 2014-2015


Head of Department: Professor Steven J. Geary
Department Office: Room 103, Animal Pathology Building
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1000. Biomedical Issues in Pathobiology

Two credits. Bushmich

This introductory course focuses on current global issues of health and disease to describe fundamental topics in pathobiology. Global biomedical concerns regarding infectious diseases, population, cancer, biotechnology and environmental health will be addressed. Course content will provide examples of the impact of veterinary and human pathology on world health issues.

2095. Special Topics Lecture

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

2100. Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Four credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or equivalent. Three class periods and one 2-hour discussion/laboratory period. Smyth

A study of the anatomy and physiology of animals with reference to pathological changes of the component parts of the body. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

2301. Health and Disease Management of Animals

Three credits. Prerequisite: PVS 2100. Bushmich

Designed for students who plan to own and work with domestic animals. Its purpose is to develop student competence in disease management and to foster an intelligent working relationship with their veterinarian. The course will cover a systematic study of infectious and noninfectious diseases of domestic animals from the standpoint of economy and public health.

3094W. Seminar

Two credits. One class period. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only with consent of instructor. Majors may take this course in each semester of the senior year. May be repeated for credit. Khan

3095. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Open only with consent of instructor.

Topics and credits to be published prior to the registration period preceding the semester offerings.

3099. Independent Study

Credits and laboratory periods by arrangement. May be repeated for credit.

Special problems in connection with departmental research programs and diagnostic procedures for diseases of animals. Some suggested topics are histopathologic laboratory procedures, clinical hematology, diagnostic bacteriology, diagnostic parasitology.

3100. Histologic Structure and Function

Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. Recommended preparation:PVS 2100 or PNB 2264-2265 or PNB 2274-2275 or an equivalent course in vertebrate anatomy and physiology. Burns

Designed for students in biologic, paramedical and animal sciences, its purpose is to integrate histologic and cellular structure with function, utilizing human tissues and those from other vertebrates.

3201. Principles of Animal Virology

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Garmendia

Structure and classification of viruses, cultivation and multiplication, pathogenesis and epidemiology of viral infections, host response, oncogenic viruses, immunization against, and laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases.

3201W. Principles of Animal Virology

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

3341. Pathobiology of the Avian Species

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Khan

A systematic study of metabolic, nutritional, genetic, and infectious diseases of commercial poultry, avian wildlife, and caged pet birds. Emphasis is placed upon diagnosis and disease prevention. For each system of the body, pertinent anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology, and histopathology will be discussed.

3501. Diagnostic Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences

(Also offered as AH 3501.) Two credits. One 1-hour lecture and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; instructor consent required; open only to students who have declared the Agricultural Biotechnology minor and passed MCB 3414. Recommended preparation: MCB 2000. Anamani, Frasca, Lipcius, Risatti

Theoretical basis and practical exposure to modern laboratory methods used in the biomedical sciences for disease diagnosis.

3700. Emerging Infectious Diseases

Three credits. Pre or co-requisite: MCB2610: Fundamentals of Microbiology. Szczepanek

The focus of this class will be on understanding the mechanisms of emergence that different pathogens have used to cause disease in new hosts.

4300. Principles of Pathobiology

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: PVS 2100 or PNB 2264-2265 or PNB 2274-2275 or an equivalent course in vertebrate anatomy and physiology; PVS 3100 or equivalent course in histology. Frasca

The body’s response to chemical, physical, and microbial injuries including the functional and morphologic alterations in disease of the major organ systems are discussed.

4351. Diseases of Finfish and Shellfish

Three credits. Prerequisites: BIOL 1107 or equivalent, PNB 2250 or PVS 2100 or equivalent; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: MCB 2610, EEB 4200, NRE 3315, and PVS 3100. Fieldtrips are required. Frasca

A systematic study of infectious and noninfectious diseases of commercial finfish and shellfish emphasizing pathology, microbiology, diagnosis and prevention.

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Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Telephone: (860) 486-4000
Fax: (860) 486-2794
Email: maria.chartier@uconn.edu