Veterinary Biomedical Science (V_BSCI)

V_BSCI 5011: Veterinary Anatomy

In-depth study of the structure of the horse, ox, sheep, goat, pig and avian species. (Instructional periods 3 and 4).

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 5012: Veterinary Anatomy with Laboratory

Continuation of V_BSCI 5011. In-depth study of the structure of the horse, ox, sheep, goat, pig and avian species. (Instructional periods 3 and 4).

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 5020: Developmental Anatomy

Provides a comprehensive and rational interpretation of the intricate mechanisms of normal development to better understanding the complex anatomy of the adult. A substantial portion will be dedicated to commonly encountered congenital abnormalities for each major organ system.

Credit Hours: 0.5
Prerequisites: 1st year Veterinary students


V_BSCI 5021: Developmental Anatomy

Provides a comprehensive and rational interpretation of the intricate mechanisms of normal development to better understanding the complex anatomy of the adult. A substantial portion will be dedicated to commonly encountered congenital abnormalities for each major organ system.

Credit Hours: 0.5
Prerequisites: 1st year Veterinary students


V_BSCI 5051: Veterinary Gastrointestinal

Continuation of V_BSCI 5504. Physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, exocrine pancreas and liver. Lecture and lab designed to emphasize principles important to the practice of veterinary medicine.

Credit Hours: 2


V_BSCI 5052: Veterinary Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology

Continuation of Veterinary Biomedical Science 5051. Comparative endocrinology and reproductive biology.

Credit Hours: 2


V_BSCI 5100: Veterinary Neuroscience

A laboratory and lecture-based course emphasizing the applied anatomy and physiology of the nervous system of domestic animals.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: first year Veterinary students


V_BSCI 5500: Veterinary Anatomy with Laboratory

Correlative study of the anatomy of domestic and laboratory animals in which the developmental and gross anatomy are integrated. A segment is devoted to neuroanatomy. Dissection includes the dog, cat and common laboratory animals. (Instructional periods 1 and 2).

Credit Hours: 4


V_BSCI 5502: Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy with Laboratory

A study of microscopic anatomy including cytology, histology of basic tissues and microscopic anatomy of cardiovascular, urinary, respiratory systems and the special senses and integument. (Instructional periods 1 and 2).

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 5503: Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy

Particular attention to digestive systems, endocrine organs and reproductive systems. (Instructional period 3).

Credit Hours: 2


V_BSCI 5504: Veterinary Physiology

This course is designed to provide an opportunity and motivation for the student to acquire an understanding of the physiological principles on which rational therapy in medical practice is based. Topics include: Cellular Neurophysiology, Muscle, Cardiovascular, Renal and Respiratory Physiology. The course also encourages the student to apply these principles in solving problems so that it becomes habitual for him or her to think in terms of "mechanisms of action" as he or she approaches a problem in disturbed physiology.

Credit Hours: 5


V_BSCI 5506: Veterinary Molecular and Cellular Biology

(same as V_BSCI 7333) A comprehensive course overviewing molecular and biochemical issues of cell function especially as related to medicine and the underlying molecular causes of disease.

Credit Hours: 4


V_BSCI 5507: Veterinary Pharmacology with Laboratory

General principles of pharmacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics, with emphasis on drugs affecting the central and autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and hematologic systems.

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 5508: Veterinary Pharmacology

Continuation of V_PBIO 5507. Antiseptics, autocoids, hemostatics and anticoagulants, fluid and electrolytes, reproductive, endocrine, and gastrointestinal drugs.

Credit Hours: 2


V_BSCI 5509: Veterinary Toxicology

(Same as V_BSCI 8509) Local and various systemic clinical responses of domestic animals to foreign chemicals including metals, pesticides, water-and food-borne agents, biotoxins, industrial and plant toxins. The principles, mechanism(s) of action, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of chemical intoxications are also presented.

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 7010: Life Sciences Research: Models and Methods

(same as BIOMED 7010). A review of basic laboratory animal and non-animal research models and procedures commonly used in the life sciences area in academia and drug/chemical industry. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Biology or Cell Biology


V_BSCI 7085: Problems in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Assignment of special problems or topics for training in research.

Credit Hour: 1-99


V_BSCI 7302: Cytology, Histology, and Organology of Domestic Animals I

Detailed study of the structure and function of the cell, basic tissues (epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, nervous tissue) and several organ systems (cardiovascular, lymphatic, integument, digestive, visual, auditory) of domestic mammals and birds.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: background in biological sciences, instructor's consent


V_BSCI 7303: Cytology, Histology and Organology of Domestic Animals II

Detailed study of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, urinary system, respiratory system, endocrine glands, female reproductive system, placenta, male reproductive system, and integument (hoof and claw) of domestic mammals and birds.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: V_BSCI 7303 and instructor's consent


V_BSCI 7307: Embryology and Development of Domestic Animals

Developmental anatomy of domestic animals. Special written report and/or review required.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: background in biological science and departmental consent


V_BSCI 7333: Veterinary Cell Biology

(same as V_BSCI 5506). Course material stresses cell biology as related to animal health and medical issues. A comprehensive course overviewing molecular and biochemical issues of cell function especially as related to medicine and the underlying molecular causes of disease.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


V_BSCI 7510: Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs

(cross-leveled with BIOCHM 4510). Basic foundation in selected aspects of equine clinical anatomy for veterinary technicians, pre-veterinary students, and other students wishing to enhance their understanding of anatomical structures of the horse's forelimbs.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: A bachelor's degree in a biological science or veterinary technology, or DVM degree, or instructor's consent


V_BSCI 8010: Comparative Anatomy of Cardiovascular System

The systemic and pulmonary circulation. The heart and vessels in detail. One midterm exam and final paper. Laboratory included.

Credit Hour: 1


V_BSCI 8085: Problems in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Selected problems and/or topics for advanced study in special areas to meet needs of individual students.

Credit Hour: 1-99


V_BSCI 8090: Research in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Open to graduate students with requisite preparation. Research expected to be presented as a thesis. Graded on a S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


V_BSCI 8100: Veterinary Neuroscience

A laboratory and lecture based course emphasizing the applied anatomy and physiology of the nervous system of domestic animals.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Restricted to first year veterinary students or graduate students


V_BSCI 8200: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Sciences

The goal of this course is to aid the student in developing a multidisciplinary philosophy to problem solving in biomedical research. Methods used in molecular, biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and whole animal studies will be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


V_BSCI 8409: Advanced Microscopic Anatomy

Advanced study of selected topics in vertebrate microscopic anatomy. Special report required.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: departmental consent


V_BSCI 8410: Seminar in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Presentation and discussion of investigations and topics in veterinary anatomy-physiology or related fields, by qualified students, instructors, and guests.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: departmental consent


V_BSCI 8420: Veterinary Physiology

This course is designed to provide an opportunity and motivation for the student to acquire an understanding of the physiological principles on which rational therapy in medical practice is based. Topics include: Cellular Neurophysiology, Muscle, Cardiovascular, Renal and Respiratory Physiology. The course also encourages the student to apply these principles in solving problems so that it becomes habitual for him or her to think in terms of "mechanisms of action" as he or she approaches a problem in disturbed physiology.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and BIOCHM 4272


V_BSCI 8421: Veterinary Physiology

Continuation of V_BSCI 8420. Physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, exocrine pancreas, liver, endocrine system and reproduction.

Credit Hours: 4


V_BSCI 8450: Research in Veterinary Biomedical Science


Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: Open to graduate students with requisite preparation. Research expected to be presented thesis


V_BSCI 8509: Veterinary Toxicology

(Same as V_BSCI 5509) Local and various systemic clinical responses of domestic animals to foreign chemicals including metals, pesticides, water-and food-borne agents, biotoxins, industrial and plant toxins. The principles, mechanism(s) of action, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of chemical intoxications are also presented. Graded A-F only.

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 9090: Research in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99


V_BSCI 9425: Microvascular Circulatory Function

An in-depth study of microcirculatory structure and function in various tissues with emphasis on recent developments in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in nutrient supply, edema formation, lymphatic function and fluid balance.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: V_BSCI 8420 and V_BSCI 8422 or Mammalian Physiology or equivalent


V_BSCI 9431: Control of Energy Metabolism

(same as MPP 9431). This advanced elective is in a lecture/discussion format using primary literature to explore how cells organize and regulate metabolism to meet energy demands.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


V_BSCI 9435: Skeletal Muscle

(same as MPP 9435). Skeletal muscle structure, contraction, mechanics, metabolism, adaption. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


V_BSCI 9467: Neural Control of the Circulation

(same as MPP 9437). Course objectives include developing a general understanding of CNS mechanisms in the regulation of the cardiovascular system, including autonomic, neurohumoral and body fluid homeostatic mechanisms, gaining knowledge of the major advances and topics in the field and becoming familiar with some of the methods used to study CNS cardiovascular regulation. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent