College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching

 

Schedule of Classes: Fall 2018  

VMSC660 Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (3 credits)

The global burden of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is growing and prompts the need for effective control of these pathogens. The objective of this course is to provide graduate students with knowledge of pathogenesis and transmission of globally evolving pathogens. Registered students for this course are expected to know fundamentals of infectious diseases. References from the peer reviewed journals will be provided to facilitate understanding of the selected topics. Opening of this course is necessary to help graduate students to stay up-to-date with currently emerging pathogens and their evolution with changes in environment. This course is complementary to other existing microbiology courses (i.e., Viral Pathogenesis) on campus. Lectures focus on an in-depth analysis of a variety of topics in current infectious diseases. The course highlights recently published literatures to evaluate evolving trends in infectious diseases. The covered topics include subjects related with various pathogens and their adaptation strategy to enhance pathogenicity and transmissibility. The lectures will also cover the control and prevention measures of these pathogens.

Instructor: Dr. Shin-Hee Kim

 

 VMSC760 Immunology of Infectious Diseases; (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Immunology or equivalent; or permission of instructor. 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

Instructor: Dr. Meiqing Shi

 

VMSC780 Parasites of Medical and Veterinary Importance; (3 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 given 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 breakthroughs in the field.

 Restriction: Permission of instructor. Contact department for information to register for this course

 

VMSC799 Thesis Research; (1-6 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

VMSC898 Pre-Candidacy Research; (1-8 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

VMSC899 (PermReq) Dissertation Research; (6 credits)

Grade Method: REG. Individual Instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section number.

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