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Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Courses

DMP 710. Introduction to One Health  (2 credits)
One Health encompasses the complex interrelationships among humans, animals, and the environment. This course provides a broad introduction to One Health, incorporating original videos of leading experts, case studies, and scientific readings. It addresses zoonotic diseases and environmental issues that impact human, animal, and ecosystem health. Topics include: disease surveillance, the human-animal bond, the physical environment, disaster response, sanitation, rural-suburban-urban interface, and food safety and security.


DMP 712. Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
  (3 credits)
Morphology, biology and classification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and their relation to the causes of disease. 


DMP 722. Veterinary Virology  
(3 credits)
This course covers morphology, biology, and classification of viruses and their relation to the causes of disease in animals.


DMP 754. Introduction to Epidemiology  (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology in order to recognize and understand how disease affects populations (and the associated implications for individuals). This course will prepare students to use epidemiologic methods to solve current and future challenges to diagnose, treat, prevent, and control disease during their professional training and throughout their career.


DMP 770. Emerging Diseases  (1 credit)
An investigation into recently identified emerging diseases, the conditions that enable their emergence, and the human health implications of each disease.


DMP 802. Environmental Health  (3 credits)
Students will be exposed to professional practice of environmental sciences, epidemiology, toxicology, occupational health and industrial hygiene, and consumer health and safety. Topics include the methods for defining environmental contamination; identifying contaminants, pathogens and toxins; assessing risks and causality; determining health impact; ameliorating hazards; and protecting the population through waste management, regulatory programs, environmental inspections, food and product safety, and environmental policy.

DMP 815. Multidisciplinary Thought and Presentation  (3 credits)
This course is intended for graduate students keen to enhance critical-thinking, writing, and public speaking skills. This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and career paths. With emphasis on writing, students will prepare a news release, technical report, scientific abstract, and a research-informed commentary. Experiential training in public speaking will include delivering a seminar presentation. Committed students will emerge from this course with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication.


DMP 816. Trade and Agricultural Health  (2 credits)
This course considers the multilateral trading system as it relates to food safety, food security, animal health, plant health, and international cooperation. The course content will be of value to students interested in food safety and security, epidemiology, public health, agriculture, food science, security studies, political science, agricultural economics, veterinary medicine, and international relations.


DMP 844. Global Health Issues  (3 credits) 
A review of global health problems and various strategies to manage international health concerns. The class is open to graduate students, including veterinary students, with an interest in public health that have at least 12 hours in biology or related courses.


DMP 850. Immunology of Domestic Animals  (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to immune responses of domestic animals to pathogens and parasites. Students will learn about systemic and mucosal immunity, oral tolerance, neonatal immune responses, research methodology, immunopathogenic interactions between hosts and pathogens, and immunity to zoonotic pathogens.


DMP 870. Pathobiology Seminar (MS)  (1 credit)
Oral presentations on topics in epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology. Reports will include critical review of the relevant literature; experimental design and methodology; and presentation and critical evaluation of data. This course is for MS students.


DMP 880. Problems in Pathobiology (MS)  (1-6 credits)
A special problems course for graduate students working toward the MS degree in Pathobiology. The course is generally problems-or techniques-based in any of the disciplines in the Pathobiology program, conducted under the supervision of a graduate faculty in the Pathobiology Graduate Program.


DMP 880. Problem (MS): Zoonotic Pathogens in the Food Chain  (2 credits)
This course will discuss ways modern food production systems contribute to the risk of zoonotic diseases and where mitigation strategies need to be focused. (Course cross-listed - DMP 980/FDSCI 961)


DMP 888. Globalization, Cooperation, and the Food Trade  (1 credit)
This course will include 15 45-minute lectures and/or reading assignments. They will be assessed through online quizzes and one essay project.


DMP 895. Topics in Pathobiology (MS)  (0-18 credits)
A special course for graduate students working toward the MS degree. Lectures, readings, and discussion of topics of current interest in any of the disciplines of Pathobiology. 


DMP 895. Topic: Regulatory Aspects of Drug & Vaccine Development in Animal Health Industry  (2 credits)
This course explores the topic of regulations associated with animal health product development and manufacturing. Topics for discussion will include an overview of the regulatory affairs process in the U.S. and other countries, drug and vaccine classifications and the approval process, GCP/GLP guidelines, drug and vaccine efficacy and safety testing, human and environmental safety issues, and future challenges and current industry needs. (Course cross-listed - AAI 840)


DMP 899. MS Research in Pathobiology  (2-6 credits)
This course is for graduate students working towards the MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Science.  Students  write either a report on a problem in the field (up to 2 credit hours) OR conduct individual research (up to 6 credit hours) in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology. 


DMP 980. Problems in Pathobiology (PhD)  (1-18 credits)
A special problems course for graduate students working toward a PhD degree in Pathobiology. The course is generally problems- or techniques-based in any of the disciplines in the program, conducted under the supervision of a graduate faculty in the Pathobiology Graduate Program. 


DMP 980. Problem (PhD): Zoonotic Pathogens in the Food Chain  (2 credits)
This course will discuss ways modern food production systems contribute to the risk of zoonotic diseases and where mitigation strategies need to be focused. (Course cross-listed - DMP 880/FDSCI 961)