The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Veterinary Science (VSC)
Pharmacy-Microbiology Building, Room 201
(520) 621-3058

Professors Charles R. Sterling, Head, Robert B. Chiasson
(Emeritus), Ed W. Cupp, Leonard W. Dewhirst (Emeritus), Lynn A.
Joens, C. John Mare, Raymond E. Reed, Jose M. Ribeiro
(Entomology), James N. Shively (Emeritus), Norval A. Sinclair, J.
Glenn Songer

Associate Professors Ronald W. Hilwig, Robert J. Janssen
(Emeritus), Donald Lightner, David W. Sammons

Assistant Professor Michael W. Riggs

Lecturer Ted H. Noon

Affiliated Faculty: Greg A. Bradley, Richard C. Collins, Don W.
DeYoung, F. Javier Enriquez, Fernando Lozan-Alarcon, Carlos
Reggiardo, Jose M. Ribeiro, Sue E. Wilson-Sanders

The department offers a program leading to the Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture with a major in veterinary science which
prepares students for careers concerned with animal or human
health and welfare, biological or biomedical sciences and
biotechnology or related fields which require scientific-based
academic preparation. Program courses also support the
undergraduate major in microbiology offered through the College
of Agriculture and the graduate program in pathobiology offered
through the Department of Veterinary Science. Students may also
complete preprofessional courses required for application to
professional schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing,
osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, physical or occupational therapy
and dentistry while working towards completion of the major.
Admission to these schools is not guaranteed and depends to a
great extent upon the quality of the student's academic record
and the participation of the schools in the Western Interstate
Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) professional student
exchange program.

Course requirements for the major, in addition to the basic
skills and proficiencies of the general requirements for the
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (see the College of
Agriculture section of this catalog), include MATH 117R/S, STAT
163, plus 3 additional units; CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b, 241a-
241b, 243a-243b; PHYS 102a-102b, and 180a-180b; ECOL 181R/L and
182; MIC 205 or 420. The major requires BIOC 460; AN S 213 or
ECOL 320; V SC 400a-400b and 495a plus 9 additional units (no
more than 3 units of independent studies and/or internship in V
SC). Highly recommended courses include AN S 315R, 315L, 330,
336, and any animal production courses; MCB 410 and 456 and
additional courses in biological sciences, business or
environmental sciences. A minimum of 18 units of
humanities/social sciences must be completed from a college-
approved list in three of the four general education study areas.
Students should consult a departmental advisor in planning their
programs.

105. Human-Animal Interrelationships (3) I Use of animals in
literature/art/religion, for food, service, pleasure,
research/education. Animal cognition/communication. Animal
welfare. Legal/moral/ethical aspects of interrelations.

315R. Physiology of Reproduction (3) I (Identical with AN S 315R)

315L. Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory (1) I (Identical with
AN S 315L)

400a-400b. Animal Anatomy and Physiology (3-3) Physiology, gross
and comparative anatomy. 400a: Nervous, musculoskeletal, immune,
hemolymphatic, circulatory, and renal systems. 400b: Respiratory,
digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. 400a is not
prerequisite to 400b. P, ECOL 181, 182; CHEM 243a; MATH 117R/S.
May be convened with 500a-500b.

403R. Biology of Animal Parasites (3) I Biology of host-parasite
relationships with emphasis on parasites of veterinary and human
importance. Parasite morphology and physiology, life cycles,
epidemiology, pathogenesis and zoonotic potential. P, 8 units of
biology or microbiology. (Identical with ENTO 403R, ECOL 403R and
MIC 403R) May be convened with 503R.

403L. Parasitology Laboratory (1) I Parasite morphology and
diagnostic laboratory techniques. P, 9 units of ecology or
microbiology, CR, 403R. (Identical with ECOL 403L, ENTO 403L and
MIC 403L) May be convened with 503L.

404. Molecular Parasitology (3) II GRD The molecular details of
parasites, cell biology and biochemistry of host and host cell
interactions. P, 403R, BIOC 460/462a. (Identical with MIC 404)
May be convened with 504.

405. Animal Diseases (3) I Survey of selected diseases of
domestic animals. Materials to be covered includes disease
mechanisms, immunology and infectious agents as well as pertinent
materials concerning husbandry, management, and nutrition. May be
convened with 505. Noon.

419. General Immunological Concepts (3) I (Identical with MIC
419) May be convened with 519.

420. Pathogenic Bacteriology (3) II (Identical with MIC 420R) May
be convened with 520.

421a-421b. Microbiological Techniques (3-3) (Identical with MIC
421a-421b)

423. Mechanisms of Disease (4) II General pathology of animal and
selected human diseases with emphasis on pathogenesis,
pathophysiology, and morphologic changes at the macroscopic,
microscopic and molecular levels. Recitation will stress general
mechanisms of disease. Laboratory will reinforce recitation and
stress recognition of disease in organs and tissues at the gross
and microscopic levels. 3R, 1L. P, 400a-400b, 459 or CR, MIC 205,
MIC 419R or equivalent or instructor approval. (Identical with
MIC 423 and TOX 423). May be convened with 523.

426. Bio-Analytical Techniques (2) I 1993-94 (Identical with ENTO
426) May be convened with 526.

427. Insect Chemical Ecology (2) I 1993-94 (Identical with ENTO
427) May be convened with 527.

428. Microbial Genetics (3) II (Identical with PL P 428)

429. Introductory Virology (3) I (Identical with MIC 429)

432. Pathogenic Virology (3) [Rpt.] I Etiology, ecology, and
pathogenesis of viral diseases of humans and other animals. P,
419, 429. (Identical with MIC 432, MCB 432) May be convened with
532.

437. Vetebrate Physiology (4) I (Identical with ECOL 437)

438. Ecology of Infectious Disease (3) II Ecology of the major
infectious diseases of humans and other animals. P, 419 or 420.
(Identical with MIC 438) May be convened with 538.

443. Research Animal Methods (3) I Regulations, care, diseases
and techniques involving common laboratory animals used in
research and teaching programs. (Identical with AN S 443, BIOC
443, MIC 443) May be convened with 543.

449. Diseases of Wildlife (3) II Important diseases of wildlife.
Disease mechanisms, infectious agents, diagnostic procedures, and
post-mortem techniques as well as a survey of selected but
generally well-recognized diseases of wildlife. (Identical with
WFSC 449) May be convened with 549. Noon

450L. Medical Mycology Laboratory (2) II (Identical with MIC
450L) May be convened with 550L.

450R. Medical Mycology (2) II (Identical with MIC 450R) May be
convened with 550R.

452. Medical-Veterinary Entomology (4) [Rpt./3] II (Identical
with ENTO 452) May be convened with 552.

456. Aquaculture (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with WFSC 456) May be
convened with 556.

458. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4) I Evolution and gross
structure of vertebrate organ systems. 2R, 6L. P, 8 units of
animal biology. (Identical with ECOL 458) May be convened with
558.

459. Comparative Vertebrate Histology (4) II Identification,
phylogeny, and function of normal vertebrate tissues. 2R, 6L. P,
12 units of animal biology. A vertebrate anatomy and/or
systematics course is strongly recommended. (Identical with ECOL
459) May be convened with 559.

466. Physiology Laboratory (3) II (Identical with ECOL 466) May
be convened with 566.

468. Comparative Physiology (3) II (Identical with ECOL 468) May
be convened with 568.

495. Colloquium
a. Topics in Veterinary Science (1) II Writing Emphasis Course.
P, satisfaction of the upper-division writing-proficiency
requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses" in the Academic
Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).

500a-500b. Animal Anatomy and Physiology (3-3) For a description
of course topics, see 400a-400b. Graduate-level requirements
include two in-depth research papers on related pertinent topics
in animal anatomy and/or physiology, written exams, and a final
oral comprehensive exam. 500a is not prerequisite to 500b. P,
ECOL 181, 182; CHEM 243a; MATH 117R/S. May be convened with 400a-
400b.

503R. Biology of Animal Parasites (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 403R. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper on the molecular biology/immune response
of a single parasite. (Identical with ENTO 503R, ECOL 503R and
MBIM 503R) May be convened with 403R.

503L. Parasitology Laboratory (1) I For a description of course
topics, see 403L. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper dealing with the differential diagnostic
techniques used to identify a single parasite species. P, 9 units
of ecology or microbiology, CR, 403R. (Identical with ECOL 503L,
ENTO 503L and MBIM 503L) May be convened with 403L.

504. Molecular Parasitology (3) II GRD For a description of
course topics, see 404. Graduate-level requirements include
attainment of a higher overall examination score and a research
paper. P, 403R, BIOC 460/462a. (Identical with MBIM 504) May be
convened with 404.

505. Animal Diseases (3) I For a description of course topics,
see 405. Term paper required for graduate credit. May be convened
with 405.

519. General Immunological Concepts (3) I (Identical with MBIM
519) May be convened with 419.

520. Pathogenic Bacteriology (3) II (Identical with MBIM 520) May
be convened with 420.

523. Mechanisms of Disease (4) II For a description of course
topics, see 423. Graduate-level requirements include preparation
of a research proposal on a selected relevant topic. (Identical
with MBIM 523 and TOX 523) May be convened with 423.

526. Bio-Analytical Techniques (2) I 1993-94 (Identical with ENTO
526) May be convened with 426.

527. Insect Chemical Ecology (2) I 1993-94 (Identical with ENTO
527) May be convened with 427.

532. Pathogenic Virology (3) [Rpt.] I For description of course
topics, see 432. Graduate-level requirements include a research
term paper and class presentation. (Identical with MBIM 532) May
be convened with 432.

538. Ecology of Infectious Disease (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 438. Term paper required for graduate credit.
P, 419 or 420. (Identical with MBIM 538) May be convened with
438.

543. Research Animal Methods (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 443. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper on one of the lecture topics presented in the
course. (Identical with AN S 543, BIOC 543, MBIM 543) May be
convened with 443.

549. Diseases of Wildlife (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 449. Graduate-level requirements include either a
term paper based on assigned reading or a research paper
compiling field studies on other research experiences in wildlife
disease. (Identical with and WFSC 549) May be convened with 449.

550L. Medical Mycology Laboratory (2) II (Identical with MBIM
550L) May be convened with 450L.

550R. Medical Mycology (2) II (Identical with MBIM 550R) May be
convened with 450R.

552. Medical-Veterinary Entomology (4) [Rpt./3] II (Identical
with ENTO 552) May be convened with 452.

556. Aquaculture (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with WFSC 556) May be
convened with 456.

558. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4) I For a description of
course topics, see 458. Graduate-level requirements include a
library and/or dissection report. P, 8 units of animal biology.
(Identical with ECOL 558) May be convened with 458.

559. Comparative Vertebrate Histology (4) II For a description of
course topics, see 459. Graduate-level requirements include a
written report on a selected topic. 2R, 6L. P, 12 units of animal
biology. A vertebrate anatomy and/or systematics course is
strongly recommended. (Identical with ECOL 559) May be convened
with 459.

565. Shrimp Pathology (3) [Rpt./1] S Comprehensive lectures and
practical laboratory training on the current methods used to
diagnose, prevent and treat the principal diseases of cultured
penaeid shrimp. Field trip. Fee. P, B.S., M.S. and/or D.V.M. in
biological and/or medically oriented fields.

566. Physiology Laboratory (3) II (Identical with ECOL 566) May
be convened with 466.

568. Comparative Physiology (3) II (Identical with ECOL 568) May
be convened with 468.

601. Experimental Surgery (2) II 1993-94 Exercises in the
surgical procedures commonly necessary in animal experimentation,
including aseptic technique, anesthesiology, surgical operations,
and care of the postsurgical patient. 1R, 3L. P, 3 units of
mammalian anatomy.

612. Biological Electron Microscopy (4) I (Identical with MCB
612)

630. Experimental Methods for Research (4) II (Identical with
MBIM 630)

649. Fishery-Water Quality and Toxicology (3) I (Identical with
WFSC 649)

680. Pathophysiology (3) II Principles of systemic disease
processes. Physical, chemical or cellular events which alter body
functions or produce disease. P, 400a-400b/500a-500b, 405/505 and
423R/523R or equivalent.

Watershed Management

(See Renewable Natural Resources)

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

(See Renewable Natural Resources)

 


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