PTHB 506 Veterinary Pathology I

(4 cr.) (Didactic 3 cr./Laboratory 1 cr.) This course serves as an introduction to the discipline and service of veterinary pathology and is composed of didactic lectures mixed with active learning exercises and interactive clinical case investigations. Laboratory sessions utilize small group exercises and hands-on learning opportunities with animal tissues and/or simulations.

The emphasis of this course is placed on the training and development of clinical proficiency, and thus, the overall goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of veterinary disease as it relates to lesion development, clinical signs, diagnostic strategy, and clinical outcomes.

Students will learn the fundamental mechanisms of tissue injury and disease (General Pathology) followed by a systematic approach focused on individual organ systems and their respective diseases (Systems Pathology).  The remaining sections of Systems Pathology are covered in the Term 4 course, PTHB 507 Pathology II.