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Clinical Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Courses & Requirements

C MED 499 Undergraduate Laboratory Research (1-6, max. 12) B. IRITANI, W. LADIGES, L. PRICE, M. RUDDELL

Specific problems in comparative medicine. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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C MED 512 Introduction to the Anatomical Analysis of Animal Disease (2) J. SNYDER, P. 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. View course details in MyPlan: C MED 512

C MED 514 Comparative Pathology Conference (1, max. 6) J. SNYDER, P. TREUTING.

Focus on histopathology of naturally occurring and experimentally induced lesions of laboratory and domestic animals, primates, fish, wildlife, and birds. Participants discuss the lesions and the basic pathogenesis .. Prerequisites: PATH 500 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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C MED 516 Current Literature in Laboratory Animal Medicine (1, max. 12) C. HSU, B. IRITANI.

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. Offered: AWSpS.
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C MED 518 Clinical Conference Seminar (1, max. 12) P. TREUTING, N. REYES.

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. Offered: AWSpS.
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C MED 520 Biology of Laboratory Animals (1) T. BRABB, B. IRITANI, P. 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.
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C MED 521 Biology of Laboratory Animals (1) T. BRABB, B. IRITANI, P. 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 humans are discussed. Other topics include husbandry, genetics, behavior, and nutrition. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: W. View course details in MyPlan: C MED 521

C MED 530 Diseases of Laboratory Animals (1-) T. BRABB, B. IRITANI, P. TREUTING.

Analysis of etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, and diseases in rodents, lagomorphs and nonhuman primates. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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C MED 531 Diseases of Laboratory Animals (1-) T. BRABB, B. IRITANI, P. TREUTING.

Analysis of etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, and diseases in rodents, lagomorphs and nonhuman primates. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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C MED 540 Animal Models (2) T. BRABB, C. HSU, B. IRITANI, P. 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 View course details in MyPlan: C MED 540

C MED 590 Selected Topics in Animal Medicine (1-5, max 10) T. BRABB, L. COLBY, C. FREVERT, B. IRITANI, P. TREUTING.

IACUC rotation, 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. Perquisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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C MED 592 Selected Topics in Animal Medicine (3) C. FREVERT.

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. View course details in MyPlan: C MED 592SpS

C MED 600 Independent Study or Research (*)

Offered: AWSpS
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C MED 601 Internship Rotation -- Animal Medicine (1)

Prerequisite: DVM degree. Offered: AWSpS
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C MED 700 Masters Thesis (*)

Offered: AWSpS
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Requirements, Clinical Lab Animal Residents

The following may be taken for graded credit for residents interested in obtaining an advanced degree (MS in Comparative Medicine) and account for 13 of the 18 UW-required graded credits. Additional graded credits may be obtained via CMED electives or coursework in other departments.

Electives, Clinical Lab Animal Residents

CMED 540 Animal Models (1 credit hour each)

CMED 590 Selected Topics (2 credit hours each) by permission of instructor

Requirements, Non-Resident Graduate Students

The following may be taken for graded credit for those graduate students interested in obtaining an advance degree and account for 10 of the 18 UW-required graded credits. Additional graded credits must be obtained via graded coursework in other departments.

Electives, Non-Resident Graduate Students


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