VTMED 6423

VTMED 6423

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The course is intended to give students experience in diagnosing parasitic infections by performing appropriate parasitological testing methods on clinical samples from patients on their rotation. Students evaluate the test results in terms of treatment or management of the infections. If clinical specimens are not available, appropriate materials are provided for study and evaluation. Ambulatory students typically do qualitative and quantitative flotations on samples from large animal cases they have encountered that week. In CPS, one hour is spent testing samples from current dog and cat patients, while a second hour is devoted to a discussion of the treatment of common endo-and ecto-parasites. Pathology students typically examine and identify intact parasites they retrieved from various organs at necropsy. This course is considered to be a logical extension to Foundation Course IV, Host, Agent, and Defense, and is expected to build on the didactic material presented in Large and Small Animal Parasitology.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: VTMED 5510.

Comments This course gives students in their clinical years credit for attending one-hour parasitology sessions associated with 5 clinical rotations; students obtain at least 2 hours in each of the five participating rotations (Ambulatory, Community Practice Service, Dermatology, Pathology, and Wildlife). 

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Syllabi: none
  •   Vet Med Full. 

  • 0.5-1 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 16543 VTMED 6423   LAB 410

    • TBA
    • Aug 29 - Dec 16, 2022
    • Bowman, D

      Lucio-Forster, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person