Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology

Graduate Program Curriculum

DMP 708: Principles and Methods of Epidemiology

Ecologic and epidemiologic concepts in the study of diseases in populations: epidemiologic methods emphasizing problem solving and application to epidemiologic principles of disease control.

DMP 712: Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology

Morphology, biology, and classification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and their relation to the causes of disease.

DMP 715: General Pathology

Etiology, pathogenesis, lesions, and termination of processes of disease, including inflammation, necrosis, regeneration, oncology, and disturbances of metabolism, circulation, and growth.

DMP 718: Veterinary Parasitology

Study of helminth, arthropod, and protozoan parasites of companion and food animals. Emphases are on diagnosis, clinical signs, lesions, treatment, control, epidemiology, and public health aspects of parasitic disease.

DMP 720: Systemic Pathology

Pathology of the organ systems of domestic animals including gross and microscopic study of lesions.

DMP 722: Veterinary Virology

Morphology, biology, and classification of viruses and their relation to the causes of disease.

DMP 753: Zoonoses and Preventive Medicine

Bacterial, viral, parasite, and mycotic diseases shared by animals and humans. The role of the veterinarian in wholesomeness and quality assurance of foods of animal origin including regulatory requirements.

DMP 759: Laboratory Animal Science

Management and health of common species of laboratory animals.

DMP 770: Fundamental Concepts in Emerging Pathogenic Diseases

Topics discussed will include why epidemics occurred historically, a review of the reasons for current emerging diseases and the potential for epidemics to occur in the future.

DMP 775: Clinical Pathology

Principles, application, and interpretation of clinical laboratory procedures, and experience with applicable techniques.

DMP 801: Toxicology

Effects of harmful substances on the animal body. Emphasis placed on toxicologic principles and management of the poisoned patient.

DMP 806: Environmental Toxicology

An advanced toxicology course concerned with the occurrence, biological effect, detection, and control of foreign chemicals in the environment.

DMP 807: Current Topics in Toxicology

An advanced toxicology course providing in-depth examination of toxicological area of current relevance to and/or controversy on mammalian health. Specific topics will change from semester to semester.

DMP 809: Problems in Toxicology

Individual investigations into the interactions of chemical compounds with living systems.

DMP 810: Diagnostic Methods in Feedlot Management

Practical experience in feedlot operation and bovine necropsy diagnosis consisting of 40 hours in bovine necropsy and 320 hours of an on-location practicum in a cattle feedlot.

DMP 811: Fundamentals of Feedlot Management

Practical experience in feedlot operational management consisting of 320-400 hours of an on-location practicum in a cattle feeding environment.

DMP 815: Multidisc Thought/Presentation

This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and vocational settings. With emphasis on writing, students will emerge with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication.

DMP 816: Trade and Agricultural Health

Trade and Agricultural Health This online course is an introduction to global trade and its interaction with agriculture and health. This course addresses the multilateral trading system, including the World Trade Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and its relevance to the agricultural and food trade.

DMP 820: Rumen Metabolism

Metabolism, absorption, digestion, and passage of nutrients in the rumen; factors affecting the environment of the rumen; certain aspects of rumen function and dysfunction; techniques used in rumen research.

DMP 830: Quantitative Analysis in Food Production Veterinary Medicine

Practical experience manipulating numerical data bases and turning that information into usable knowledge to aid veterinary diagnostic strategies, implementing health management programs, and food animal production decision making processes.

DMP 840: Public Health & Field Experience

The MPH field experience is structured to provide students with "hands on" public health experience and to provide a bridge between professional academic preparation and public health practice. Knowledge, attitudes, and skills learned in the core public health courses and the area of emphasis courses are applied in a field setting under the supervision and guidance of a mentor-preceptor. Two weeks of public health field experience are needed for each hour of credit.

DMP 845: Food Safety Risk Analysis

Three hours of lectures on interwoven roles of risk assessment, management and communication – defined as risk analysis – will be applied to problems and policy development in food safety. This course will aid students in developing the ability to critically examine food safety risk issues from various stakeholder perspectives, leading to risk management and communication activities to reduce the impact of foodborne disease.

A significant portion of the course will focus on the importance of thorough research and good communication skills, as well as the suitability of communication efforts. The course will be presented through lectures, case study presentations, and Internet-based support material including text, audio and video through the extensive database maintained by Dr. Douglas Powell of Kansas State University and colleagues (foodsafety.ksu.edu; barfblog.com).

DMP 849: Pathologic Technique and Diagnosis

Practical experience in mammalian necropsy, avian necropsy, histologic techniques, and diagnostic laboratory procedures.

DMP 850: Immuno Domestic Animal

This is a basic immunology course intended to provide non-immunology graduate students with an introduction to the immune systems and immune responses of domestic animals. The focus will be on understanding immune responses of domestic animals to pathogens and parasites. In this course, students will learn about systemic and mucosal immunity, oral tolerance, neonatal immune responses, research methodology, and immunopathogenic interactions between hosts and pathogens. Immunity to zoonotic pathogens will be included.

DMP 854: Disease Epidemiology

Epidemiologic principles of disease with a focus on measures of disease occurrence, association and impact, determinants of disease, diagnostic test evaluation, study design and critical literature evaluation. Pr.: STAT 703 or DMP 830 or equivalent.

DMP 860: Pathogenic Mechanisms

Virulence factors of infectious microorganisms and the host response to infection. Topics include pathogenesis of human and animal diseases and mechanisms of immunity.

DMP 870: Seminar in Pathobiology (MS)

Oral report on topics in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, pathology, epidemiology, or microbial genetics. The report will include critical review of relevant literature; experimental design and methodology; and presentation and evaluation of data.

DMP 871: Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

Review and evaluation of new, molecular-based diagnostic techniques for infectious diseases. Current literature will be used extensively as a course resource.

DMP 878: Applications of Flow Cytometry

Theory and practical experience in the use of flow cytometry in diagnosis and research.

DMP 880: Problems in Pathobiology (MS)

Problems in pathology, pathological techniques, avian diseases, and diseases of laboratory animals, fish, and wildlife.

DMP 890: Veterinary Hematology

Morphology, physiology, and pathology of the blood of domestic animals. Emphasis is placed on the species variations and clinical application.

DMP 895. Topics in Pathobiology (MS). (Var.) I, II, S.

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 899: MS Research in Pathobiology

Individual research in the pathobiology of disiplines. This work may form the basis for the MS dissertation.

DMP 910: Pathogenic Mechanism of Viruses

The goals of the course are to learn various pathogenic mechanisms (virus-host interactions) of selected virus (RNA and DNA) and Prion diseases. The course will cover the molecular basis of pathogenesis both in vitro and in animal models.

DMP 925: Rumen Microbiology

Lecture dealing with the microorganisms of the rumen, their habitat, diversity, structure, interactions, and biochemical activities. Techniques for enumeration, isolation and identification of ruminal microorganisms.

DMP 935: Necropsy Diagnosis

Necropsy procedures and diagnosis.

DMP 970: Pathobiology Seminar

Oral report on topics in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, pathology, epidemiology, or microbial genetics. The report will include critical review of relevant literature; experimental design and methodology; and presentation and evaluation of data.

DMP 980: Problems in Pathobiology

Topics in pathology, clinical pathology, pathological techniques, avian diseases, and diseases of laboratory animals, fish, and wildlife.

DMP 995. Topics in Pathobiology (PhD). (Var.) I, II, S.

A special course for graduate students working toward the PhD degree. Lectures, readings, and discussion of topics of current interest in any of the disciplines of Pathobiology.

DMP 997: Postdoctoral Research

Postdoctoral research in collaboration with a faculty member, involving projects in any area of pathology or microbiology.

DMP 999: PhD Research in Pathobiology

Individual research in the pathobiology of disiplines. This work may form the basis for the PhD dissertation.