College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Courses

Please click on one of the term links below to be taken to the UMD Office of the Registrar's Schedule of Classes:

Spring 2018 (1801) | Fall 2018 (1808)

A list of all Vet Med course offerings is shown below, however, not all courses are offered each term.  Please contact the department should you have additional questions.

GRADUATE COURSES:

1. VMSC610 Recombinant Viral Vectors (3 credits) - Open to undergraduate students with permission from instructor. A comprehensive presentation of information on the molecular biology of the most relevant viral vectors developed to date and give insight on vector construction, purification and utilization. Also intended for students in virology and related fields as well as to those interested in the application of viral vectors to basic research. 

2. VMSC688A Special Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences: Advances in Reverse Genetics of Animal Viruses; (1-4 credits) - Lectures and discussions on current topics in veterinary medicine such as animal disease surveillance, risk analysis, molecular epidemiolo or fish pathology.  Targeted at veterinary medicine (DVM) students and other graduate students with a background in veterinary medical sciences.

3. VMSC689 Use of Genomics and Proteomics in Infectious Disease (3 credits) -Recommended: BCHM463, and BSCI230 or BSCI330 or equivalent; or by permission. Repeatable to 06 credits if content differs. Focus is placed on current biotechnological development and recent research breakthroughs in the field of genomics and proteomics as it relates to infectious disease and drug/vaccine development.

4. VMSC698 Seminar in Veterinary Medical Science; (1 credit) - Presentation and discussion of scientific publications, current topics and new methodologies related to veterinary medical sciences.

5. VMSC699 Special Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences; (1-4 credits) - Independent study of a specific problem related to veterinary medicine such as disease outbreak, application of a new diagnostic test or a risk analysis related to animal health.  Targeted at veterinary medicine (DVM) students and other graduate students with a background in veterinary medicine. 

6. VMSC700 Animal Health Policy and Communication (3 credits) - VMSC700 is offered in Spring term only concurrently with ANSC489A. Recommended ANSC225 and ANSC340. This course is restricted to students majoring in AGNR-VA-MD Regional Col Veterinary Med; or must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or must be a major in PUAF-School of Public Policy; or permission from the department.  

7. VMSC760 Immunology of Infectious Diseases (3 credits) - An advanced graduate level course that focuses on the cutting-edge knowledge of immunity and recent research breakthroughs in the interactions between host immune system and infectious pathogen, and vaccine development.

8. VMSC780 Parasites of Medical and Veterinary Importance (2 credits) - Provides students with the basic knowledge of parasites as well as research advancement in important parasites of humans and animals.  Particular attention will be givin to parasite biology, pathogenesis, and host responses to parasitic infection.  A selection of parasites of medical and veterinary importance will be specifically covered with emphasis on recent research breakthroughts in the field.  Contact the department for information to register for this course.

9. VMSC799 Thesis Research (1-6 credits)Contact the department for information to register for this course.

10. VMSC898 Pre-Candidacy Research (1-8 credits)Contact the department for information to register for this course.

11. VMSC 899 Dissertation Research (1-6 credits)Contact the department for information to register for this course. 

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