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General skills for success in college are discussed.  Student involvement and campus resources are emphasized. Survey of careers for students interested in going on to veterinary school or any other science related area.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Juniors and seniors; ASCI 240 or BIOS 213 and BIOS 213LBIOS 300 or BIOS 312 recommended, or permission.
Management techniques in the control of metabolic, infectious, and parasitic diseases of domestic animals and understanding of basic concepts of the important diseases of livestock.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Capstone course.
Emphasizes integrated management techniques of livestock, and understanding the basic integrated concepts of the important diseases of domestic animals. Biotechnology in animal health and current issues in management practices to control diseases.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One course in biology and junior standing.
Gross anatomy of the mammalian body, using domestic dog as the model.  Macroscopic anatomy of organs and organ systems emphasizing structural and functional relationships, and their contribution to homeostatis of domestic animals.  Incorporates detailed study of prosected cadavers and skeletal preparations.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 408/808
Functional Histology Crosslisted as BIOS 408/808
Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L or LIFE 120 and 120L or BIOS 112; BIOS 213 or ASCI 240. BIOS 315 recommended.
Microscopic anatomy of the tissues and organs of major vertebrate species, including humans. Normal cellular arrangements of tissues and organs as related to their macroscopic anatomy and function, with reference to sub-cellular characteristics and biochemical processes. Functional relationships among cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, contributory to organismal well being. General introduction to pathological processes and principles underlying some diseases.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 213 or ASCI 240; BIOC 321 or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831; or equivalent. Recommended: CHEM 252 and 254; BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832 and 433/833.
Basic principles and sciences of drug action (as therapeutic agents) and of adverse (toxic) effects of harmful chemical substances. Application of these concepts and selected examples to current and controversial issues in animal production and care, regulatory concerns, legal and ethical decisions, human and animal health hazards, food safety, and environmental contamination.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Two semesters each of Biology and Chemistry recommended. Permission of the instructor required.
Capstone course.
Neurobiology, by its very nature, integrates the studies of biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy. Introduction to cellular and systems neurobiology, culminating in individual projects focusing on the effects of neuropathological disorders or diseases.  Active participation in classroom discussion expected.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: BIOS 312 or permission.
Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years.
Introduction to the molecular, genetic and cellular aspects of microbial pathogenesis in humans and animals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 441/841
Pathogenic Microbiology Crosslisted as BIOS 441/841
Prereqs: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.
Fundamental principles involved in host-microorganism interrelationships. Identification of pathogens, isolation, propagation, mode of transmission, pathogenicity, symptoms, treatment, prevention of disease, epidemiology, and methods of control.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOS 312 and 313 (314) or permission.
Application of diagnostic microbiological techniques to the isolation, propagation and identification of common pathogens of human beings and animals. Case studies used, in the laboratory setting, to explore and test fundamentals of transmission, epidemiology and pathogensis of selected infectious agents and to relate these to disease signs, treatments and methods of control.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Acceptance to an accredited college of veterinary medicine.
Capstone course. Course to be taught at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center at Clay Center, Nebraska.
Introduction to production medicine and animal health management that weaves together the interrelationship of pasture ecology, animal nutrition, animal well-being, environmental assessment, worker safety, and pre-harvest food safety. Emphasis on the interrelationships between scientific disciplines, and sustainable agriculture. Assessment of normal production potential and health of food producing animals (beef cattle, swine, and sheep) and indicators of abnormal health. Introduction to techniques used to evaluate animal well-being, to computerized information management, and to the veterinarian's role in sustainable agriculture.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 12 hrs veterinary science or closely related areas and permission.
Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 499H
Prereqs: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 820
Molecular Genetics Crosslisted as BIOS 420/820, MBIO 420
Prereqs: BIOS 206 and Senior standing.
Molecular basis of genetics. Gene structure and regulation, transposable elements, chromosome structure, DNA replication, and repair mechanisms and recombination.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
VBMS 840
Microbial Physiology Crosslisted as BIOS 440/840, MBIO 440
Prereqs: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.
Molecular approaches to the study of prokaryotic cell structure and physiology, including growth, cell division, metabolism, and alternative microbial life styles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 842
Endocrinology Crosslisted as ASCI 442/842, BIOS 442/842
Prereqs: A course in vertebrate physiology and/or biochemistry.
Mammalian endocrine glands from the standpoint of their structure, their physiological function in relation to the organism, the chemical nature and mechanisms of action of their secretory products, and the nature of anomalies manifested with their dysfunction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
VBMS 843
Immunology Crosslisted as BIOS 443/843, MBIO 443
Prereqs: BIOS 206 and one semester organic chemistry.
Fundamental consideration of cellular and humoral mechanisms of immunity, the structure and function of immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody interactions; hypersensitivity; transplantation and tumor immunity; immune and autoimmune disorders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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