VETERINARY PATHOLOGY COURSE SYNOPSIS

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VETERINARY PATHOLOGY

VPT 302:  GENERAL VETERINARY PATHOLOGY  (3 Units)
Introduction to principles of Veterinary Pathology.  Death of cells and tissues: necrosis, gangrene, infarcts; cellular deposits:  gout, melanosis, calcification, icterus, photosensitization.  Disturbances of growth and of circulation.  Inflammation.  Healing and regeneration. Types and aetiology of neoplasia.  Nature and causes of disease.
 
VPT 304:  CLINICAL PATHOLOGY       (3 Units)
Role of clinical chemistry and haematology in the management of clinical problems.  Determination of blood parameters including cell values (PCV, Hb content, RBC and WBC counts) and plasma/serum concentrations of proteins, enzymes, sugar, chemical ions and mtabolites.  Liver function tests, renal function tests.  Examination of urine for glucose, proteins, ketone bodies, blood cells, acidity and bile pigments.  Biopsy and other exfoliative cytology procedures.  Interpretation of clinical pathology data.

VPT 401:  DIGESTIVE, RESPIRATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR AND HAEMATOPOIETIC PATHOLOGY    (3 Units)
Gross and microscopic structure of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and haematopoietic systems in the disease state. Pathology of associated important disease conditions- choke, tympanites, intestinal obstruction, ascites, hydroperitoneum; infectious atrophic rhinitis, jaagsiekte, Maedi-visna. Post mortem diagnostic procedures.

VPT 402:  NERVOUS, URINOGENITAL, ENDOCRINE, SKIN AND
MUSCULO-SKELETAL PATHOLOGY     (3 Units)
Gross and microscopic appearance of the nervous, reproductive, endocrine, skin and musculo-skeletal systems in the disease state.  Pathology of associated important disease condtions ncluding bovine spongiform encephalitis, focal symmetrical encephalomacia, enzootic ataxia, cystic ovary, pyometra, pseudocyesis, azoturia, rickets and goiter.    

VPT 404: AVIAN AND SPECIAL PATHOLOGY  (2 Units)
Gross and microscopic structure of avian tissues in various diseases of domestic animals and birds in the tropics including trypanosomosis, tuberculosis, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, Equine encephalitis, African Swine Fever, Canine Distemper, Rabies, Canine Parvovirus,  Newcastle Disease, Infectous Bursal Disease, Marek’s Disease, Pox and related viral infections.

DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS

Practical instructions in diagnostic procedures in which specimens from field and hospital cases are employed to train students in various branches of diagnostic clinics including morbid anatomy, histopathology, bacteriology, serology, parasitology, haematology, exfoliative cytology, clinical biochemistry and urinalysis.

VCC 501: DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS I     (5 units)
VCC 502: DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS II    (5 units)
VCC 601: DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS III    (10 units)
VCC 602: DIAGNOSTC CLINICS IV    (10 units)

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