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Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology (APC)

Lower Division

92. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Internship experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology. Internships are supervised by a member of the faculty. Offered irregularly. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Upper Division

100. Comparative Vertebrate Organology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Science 1A and 1B or 2A and 2B. Functional anatomy of major organ systems in vertebrates. Each system examined from cellular to gross level in fish, birds, and mammals. Emphasis on how differentiated cell types are integrated into tissues and organs to perform diverse physiological functions. (Same course as Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 123.)—F. (F.) Genetos

192. Internship (1-15)

Internship—3-45 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, approval of internship. Internship experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology. Internships are supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

286. Basics of Microscopy and Cellular Imaging (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor. Class size limited to 20 students. Practical applications of basic microscope techniques used to image cells and tissues with the goal of using these techniques to generate publication quality images. Principles of light, epifluorescent, confocal and electron microscopy, their applications and limitations. Offered in alternate years.—S. Van Winkle

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Discussion and critical evaluation of advanced topics and current trends in research. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) VanWinkle

291. Topics in Biology of Respiratory System (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing: consent of instructor. Topics concerning structure and function of respiratory system. Possible topics include: lung growth, pulmonary reaction to toxicants, pulmonary inflammation, lung metabolism, biology of lung cells, tracheobronchial epithelium, nasal cavity structure and function. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Pinkerton, Wu

298. Group Study (1-5)

Laboratory—6-15 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Genetos, Meyers

299. Research (1-12)

Laboratory—6-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Medicine and Epidemiology (VME)

Upper Division

158. Infectious Disease in Ecology and Conservation (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Evolution and Ecology 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Veterinary Medicine 409 or equivalent. Introduction to the dynamics and control of infectious disease in wildlife, including zoonotic diseases and those threatening endangered species. Basic epidemiological models and application to field data. Scientists' role in developing disease control policies.—W. (W.) Foley

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.)  

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

201. Emerging Issues at the Interface of Ecosystem, Animal and Human Health (3)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: Active student status in MPVM, Master of Public Health programs or graduate groups in Epidemiology, Ecology, Public Health, Comparative Pathology, or consent of instructor. Restricted to 20 students. Principles of one health with emphasis on the relationships and interdependence of environmental, animal and human health. Exploration of critical data gaps needed to achieve sustainability in ecosystems and disease prevention.—F. (F.) Johnson

217. Evaluation and Use of Diagnostic Tests (2)

Lecture—14 sessions; laboratory—6 sessions; discussion—3 sessions. Prerequisite: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 205 or Epidemiology 205; consent of instructor. Class size limited to 30 students. Clinical and epidemiologic properties and application of diagnostic tests for disease, with emphasis on selecting tests; validating, evaluating, and interpreting new tests individually and in aggregate; determining cutoff values; and developing testing strategies. Offered in alternate years.—(S.) Hill

225. Retroviral Pathogenesis Seminar/Journal Club (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate student status in the Comparative Pathology, Microbiology or Immunology graduate groups. Participatory seminar addressing the mechanisms of retroviral pathogenesis in a journal club format. Focus on the review of current scientific journal papers concerning viral pathogenesis, immunology and virology with a special focus on retroviruses. May be repeated 12 times for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Murphy, Sparger

258. Infectious Disease in Ecology and Conservation (1)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 158 (must be taken concurrently). Presentation, analysis and discussion of primary literature on the dynamics and control of infectious disease in wildlife, including zoonotic diseases and those threatening endangered species. Multidisciplinary approach combines perspectives of ecology and veterinary medicine. (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.) Foley

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: student in School of Veterinary Medicine or consent of instructor. Group study in selected areas of the clinical sciences. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Martinez

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Molecular Biosciences (VMB)

Lower Division

92. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

101Y. Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (3)

Laboratory/discussion—1.5 hours; web virtual lecture—1.5 hours; web electronic discussion—0.5 hour; autotutorial—5 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in a science major; Chemistry through organic chemistry and general biology, or consent from instructor; good standing with university; computing capability using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, menu driven software programs, SmartSite; computer, or ready access to a computer, with broadband Internet access. Restricted to upper division undergraduate students in good standing with school and fulfill course prerequisites. Hybrid course provides training in core concepts of pharmacological and toxicological sciences. Develop higher-order problem solving and critical thinking skills. GE credit: OL, SE, SL.—S. (S.) Puschne

Upper Division

192. Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: completion of 84 units; consent of instructor. Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Graduate

234. Current Topics in Neurotoxicology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: core courses in one of the following graduate programs: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Physiology or Neuroscience. Restricted to upper level undergraduate students must obtain permission from the course coordinator. General principles of neurotoxicology, the cell and molecular mechanisms and health impacts of specific neurotoxicants and the contribution of neurotoxic compounds to complex neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. (Same course as Environmental Toxicology 234 and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology 234.)—S. (S.) Lein

253. Metabolism of Toxicants and Drugs (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Pharmacology and Toxicology 201, 202, 203, general biochemistry or consent of instructor. Significance/chemical pathways of toxicants and drug metabolism, enzymology and molecular aspects of P450 and flavin monooxygenases, hydrolases and phase 2 transferases and experimental approaches for metabolism studies. Offered in alternate years.—(W.) Yu

254. Toxicology of the Respiratory System (3)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion. Prerequisite: Pharmacology and Toxicology 201, 202, 203, or consent of instructor. Survey of structure and function of the respiratory system, the pathophysiology of major lung diseases, the interactions of toxicants with the lung and response of this organ to injury. Offered in alternate years.—(W.) Pinkerton

255. Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceuticals (2)

Lecture—16 sessions; discussion—4 sessions. In-depth study of pharmacokinetics, including the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, how to design a pharmacokinetic study and how to use both compartmental and non-compartmental analysis to interpret the data. Offered in alternate years.—W. Knych

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor Topics in nutrition, pharmacology/toxicology, and biochemistry. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

297T. Tutoring in Graduate Molecular Biosciences (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate or professional student standing and consent of instructor. Assist in preparation and teaching of courses in Nutrition, Pharmacology and Toxicology, or other courses offered by the department under direct supervision of the instructor. Designed for graduate or professional students who desire teaching experience in graduate courses. May be repeated up to 5 units of credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Professional

397T. Tutoring in Molecular Biosciences (1-5)

Discussion—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: graduate or professional standing; consent of instructor. Experience in professional curriculum for graduate or professional students, not teaching assistants, under direct supervision of instructor. May be repeated up to 5 units of credit (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) .

Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology (PMI)

Lower Division

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

Upper Division

126. Fundamentals of Immunology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102 or the equivalent or consent of instructor. Overview of immunology including components of the immune system, initiation and regulation of the immune response, infection and immunity, hypersensitivity and immune dysfunction. Clinical immunologic techniques, immunodeficiency and vaccinology.—W. (W.) Stott

126L. Immunology Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 126 or the equivalent (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory procedures in clinical immunology. Cells of the innate and adaptive systems. Quantitative and qualitative characterization of the immune response.—W. (W.) Stott

127. Medical Bacteria and Fungi (5)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: any Microbiology course with lab; Immunology strongly recommended. Introduction to the bacterial and mycotic pathogens of man and animals, with emphasis on pathogenic mechanisms and ecologic aspects of infectious disease.—S. (S.) LeFebvre

128. Biology of Animal Viruses (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102. Fundamental physical and chemical properties of animal viruses; methods of propagation, purification and assay. Mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis of viral infections in man and animals. Immunity to virus diseases and oncogenic properties of animal viruses. Two units of credit to students who have completed Microbiology 162.—S. (S.) Miller

129Y. One Health: Human, Animal & Environment Interfaces (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; web electronic discussion. Class size limited to upper division undergraduate students in good standing with the school and who fulfill the course prerequisites below; enrollment limited to 100 students/term. Introduction to fundamentals, challenges, and opportunities in One Health using local and global health case studies. Animal, human, and environmental health problems, along with tools and transdisciplinary approaches, will be introduced to foster innovative thinking that addresses complex issues. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | OL, SE or SS, SL.—S. (S.) Smith

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

Graduate

201. Integrative Pathobiology Core I (5)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—2 hours. Overview of molecular biology techniques, tissue structure and function, cell membrane pathology and cellular mechanisms of disease including cellular responses and adaptations to stress, cell cycle, cell death, cell biomechanics, vascular disturbances, and mechanisms of neoplasia and tumorigenesis.—W. (W.) 

202. Integrative Pathobiology Core II (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—2 hours. The second required core course in the graduate group with topics in inflammation, host-pathogen interaction, regenerative medicine, integrative pathology and population and ecosystem health.—S. (S.) Foley

203. Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Pathobiology (2)

Lecture—1 hours; lecture/laboratory—2 hours. Follows two required core courses in, courses 201 and 202, for Ph.D. and M.S. students. Goal is to bridge gap between statistics and real-world pathobiology to increase students' skills and independence in experiment design and data analysis.—F. (F.) 

214. Vector-borne Infectious Diseases: Changing Patterns (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate student standing (PhD or MS). Restricted to 10 students. Vector-borne infectious diseases especially as they relate to changing patterns associated with climatic changes, trade and population movement. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only).—F. (F.) Coffey, Lanzaro

221. Topics in Virus Research (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate student standing (Ph.D. or M.S.). Restricted to 10 students. Discussion-based seminar covering graduate student virology research. Informal presentations and discussion of technical problems in research design and experimentation are encouraged. Current stage of the research project is not important. May be repeated four times for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) Murphy

270. Advanced Immunology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Introductory course in immunology. Restricted to graduate student status in the Comparative Pathology Graduate Group; all other students require consent of instructor. Current concepts of immunology with an emphasis on interactions between the host, the environment and the pathogen. These interactions will include those that are protective and successful for the host as well as those that are deleterious—W. (W.) Stott

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate level standing. Topics in pathology, microbiology or immunology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  

291A. Seminar in Immunology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 126 or the equivalent. Students choose topic for each quarter. Individual or pairs of students choose a paper for all to read and present a seminar based on the subject of the paper. All students participate in discussion. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, S. (F, S.) Gershwin

293A. Seminar in Infectious Diseases (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: current enrollment in health science professional school or graduate standing in biological sciences. Discussion of current topics and cases of infectious diseases. May be repeated one time for credit if topic differs. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) Byrne

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Population Health and Reproduction (PHR)

Lower Division

92. Internship in Veterinary Science (1-4)

Discussion/laboratory—1-4 hours; clinic—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: approval of project prior to period of internship by faculty sponsor. Supervised work experience in reproduction. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Upper Division

106. Human-Animal Interactions: Benefits and Issues (2)

Lecture—18 sessions; fieldwork—1 session. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. The contributions of animals to human society, including historic, anthropologic, developmental, human health and therapeutic perspectives, as well as effects of humans on animals. One field trip required.—W. (W.) Hart

192. Internship in Veterinary Science (1-12)

Discussion/laboratory—1-12 hours; clinic—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in Reproduction. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Graduate

202. Sampling in Health-Related Research (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 403 or the equivalent; consent of instructor. A very thorough coverage of simple random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling and other sampling methods applied extensively in epidemiology and other health-related disciplines. Emphasis on application of the sampling methods. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.)

203. Multivariate Biostatistics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 403 and 404, or the equivalent; consent of instructor. Multivariate procedures covered are principal component analysis, factor analysis, Two-group and k-group multivariate ANOVA, multivariate regression, Two-group and k-group discriminant analysis and repeated measures analysis, cluster analysis, and canonical analysis. Emphasis is on application of procedures. Offered in alternate years.—W.

210. Epidemiological Approaches to Waterborne Zoonotic Pathogens (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Waterborne zoonotic diseases remain a significant cause of human illness. Review key waterborne pathogens; their biology, fate and transport in aquatic systems; on-farm management practices for reducing microbial contamination of California's fresh and marine aquatic resources from livestock production systems. (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.) Atwill

212. Epidemiology of the Zoonoses (4)

Lecture—35 sessions; discussion—5 sessions. Prerequisite: graduate standing or third-year standing in the School of Veterinary Medicine or consent of instructor. Epidemiological, biological and ecological features of some major infections shared by humans and other animals. Wildlife and domestic animals zoonoses of major health and economic significance are presented to illustrate how knowledge of zoonoses epidemiology is essential for implementing control measures. Offered in alternate years.—W. Chomel

241. Advanced Topics in Canine Genetics and Genomics (2)

Discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: Genetics 201A, 201C (or equivalents, with consent of instructor). Limited enrollment. In-depth study of topics in canine genomics and genetics. Topics will vary annually, but can include positional cloning, whole genome association, complex traits and linkage disequilibrium. Students will lead discussions on assigned readings. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.— S. Bannasch

242. Ecological Genetics: Applied Genetics for Ecology, Health, and Conservation of Natural Populations (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—0.5 hours; laboratory—0.5 hours. Prerequisite: undergraduate genetics and ecology/conservation biology courses recommended. Class size limited to 20 students; graduate students, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary students; advanced undergraduate students with consent of instructor. Introduction to the field of applied ecological genetics to include applications in conservation ecology, population genetics, population biology, wildlife health and disease ecology. (Same course as Ecology 242.)—F. (F.) Ernest

243. Advanced Topics in Conservation Genetics (2)

Discussion—18 sessions; lecture—2 sessions. Prerequisite: undergraduate genetics and ecology or consent of instructor. Restricted to 16 students. In-depth study of topics related to the application of genetic tools to wildlife conservation. Topics will vary annually, but may include use of non-invasive methods of genetic assessment and monitoring of wildlife populations. Students will lead discussions on assigned readings. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) Sacks

266. Applied Analytic Epidemiology (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 404 or consent of instructor. Principles and applications in analysis of epidemiologic data. Methods of analyzing stratified and matched data, logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies, Poisson regression, survival-time methods. (Same course as Master of Public Health 266.)—S. (S.) Kass

277. Mathematical Models in Epidemiology (3)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: Preventive Veterinary Medicine 403 and Medicine & Epidemiology 405; consent of instructor; although not required, students are encouraged to refresh their knowledge of high school calculus and differential equations. Class size limited to 30 students. Theory of epidemics and mathematical modeling concepts for infectious diseases to include discrete and continuous time models, their use to explore disease dynamics and investigate prevention and control strategies for human and veterinary infectious diseases. (Same course as Epidemiology 277.)—S. (S.) Aly

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Presentation and discussion of advanced and current topics in population health and reproduction. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)  

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Surgical and Radiological Sciences (VSR)

Lower Division

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Upper Division

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

Graduate

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

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