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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

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C MED 407 Principles of Animal Experimentation: The Mouse (3) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Focus on biology and care of mice used in medical research, and the experimental design and ethics of animal research. Includes lectures and problem-based learning. For graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

C MED 499 Undergraduate Laboratory Research (1-6, max. 12) Iritani, Ladiges, Price, Ruddell
Specific problems in comparative medicine. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 512 Introduction to the Anatomical Analysis of Animal Disease (2, max. 10) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Use of animals in experimental study of disease; techniques of animal necropsy, characterization, interpretation of gross and microscopic lesions, correlation of lesions with altered physiological processes, differentiation between naturally occurring and experimentally induced lesions. Prerequisite: PATH 444, PATH 445, or equivalent, and permission of instructor. Enrollment limited: two students per quarter. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 514 Comparative Pathology Conference (1, max. 6) Liggit, Treuting
Focus on histopathology of naturally occurring and experimentally induced lesions of primates, laboratory and domestic animals, fish, wildlife, and birds. Participants discuss the lesions and the basic pathogenetic mechanisms that underlie them. Prerequisite: PATH 500 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 516 Current Literature in Laboratory Animal Medicine (1, max. 12) Liggitt
Critical evaluation of recent articles on laboratory animal medicine and science. Emphasis on literature dealing with spontaneous diseases of laboratory animals, biology and husbandry, zoonotic diseases, and animal models of human disease. Experimental design, use of animals in research, and methods of reviewing manuscripts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 518 Clinical Conference Seminar (1, max. 12) Price
Clinical reports of cases of spontaneous and induced diseases, animal models of human disease, and zoonotic diseases discussed. Disease prevalence and preventive medicine measures. Diagnostic exercises. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 520 Biology of Laboratory Animals (1) Brabb, Frevert, Iritani, Treuting
Fundamentals of the morphological, functional, and applied aspects of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and immunology of the commonly used laboratory animal species. Similarities and differences within, and between, species, including man. Husbandry, genetics, behavior, and nutrition. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.

C MED 521 Biology of Laboratory Animals (1) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Fundamentals of the morphological, functional, and applied aspects of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and immunology of the commonly used laboratory animal species. Similarities and differences within, and between, species, including man. Husbandry, genetics, behavior, and nutrition. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: W.

C MED 530 Diseases of Laboratory Animals (1-) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Analysis of etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, and disease processes in rodents, lagomorphs, carnivores, and nonhuman primates. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.

C MED 531 Diseases of Laboratory Animals (1-) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Analysis of etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, and disease processes in rodents, lagomorphs, carnivores, and nonhuman primates. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: W.

C MED 540 Animal Models (1) Brabb, Iritani, Treuting
Naturally occurring and experimentally induced analogs of human diseases in animals with emphasis on diseases in search of animal models, and approaches to identifying new models. Animal models of categorical disease (e.g., cancer, atherosclerosis, gerontology) discussed. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

C MED 590 Selected Topics in Animal Medicine (1-5, max. 10) Brabb, Frevert, Iritani, Treuting
Radiation biology, genetics, anesthesiology and experimental surgery, preventive medicine, and ethical aspects of use of animals in biomedical teaching and research. Specific topics vary from year to year, depending on the expertise of the annual visiting professor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 592 Comparative Pathology for the Scientist (3)
Introduces the interpretation of pathological changes in animals used for biomedical research, with a focus on the mouse. Covers study design and interpretation, techniques to measure pathological changes in major organ systems plus other topical material related to preclinical drug studies and translational research.
Instructor Course Description: Charles W Frevert

C MED 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 601 Internship Rotation - Laboratory Animal Medicine (*-)
Prerequisite: DVM degree. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

C MED 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.