Graduate program courses, led by the Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine (CDPM), currently include the areas of virology, anesthesiology, and ethical conduct in research.
Wildlife Virology: Emerging Wildlife Viruses of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance
Course Coordinator: Dr. A. Allison
Wildlife Virology is a 3-credit (3 hours of lecture/week) undergraduate/graduate-level course focusing on pathogenic viruses that are naturally maintained in wildlife species which are transmissible to humans, domestic animals, and other wildlife/zoological species. In this course, we will cover a comprehensive and diverse set of RNA and DNA viruses that naturally infect free-ranging mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. We will also address the newly described diversity of viruses found within marine and terrestrial invertebrates/arthropods and its significance to the taxonomy and origins of animal and human viral pathogens.
Seminar in Veterinary Anesthesiology
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. Gatson
Ethical Conduct in Research
Course Coordinator: Dr. M. Long
Course subject matter covers scientific misconduct, safety, data management and bias, human and animal subjects, conflicts of interest, professionalism and peer review. Consistent with the recommendations, the course is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study and group exercises.