MS Curriculum

Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences

VETERINARY ANATOMY

VETA 201    ADVANCED MACROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF THE DOG (3). Detailed description of the macroscopic anatomy of the dog. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 or COI. (I).

VETA 202    ADVANCED COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (3). Detailed description and comparison of the macroscopic anatomy of the pig, horse, chicken and cattle (or sheep, goat or carabao). 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 and VETA 103 or COI. (2).

VETA 203    APPLIED ANATOMY (3). Anatomical features essential to diagnostic, surgical, theriogenological and postmortem procedures. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 102 or COI. (1).

VETA 204    ADVANCED MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY (4). Detailed description of the histology and ultrastructure of tissues and organs in various species of domestic animals. 8 hrs (2 class, 6 lab). PR. VETA 104 or COI. (1).

VETA 205    NEUROANATOMY (3). Structure and function of the nervous system; anatomical diagnosis of neurological disorders. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VETA 201 and VETA 204 or COI. (2).

VETA 207    HISTOLOGICAL AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES (1). Histological techniques in the preparation of animal tissues, microbes and parasites for histochemical and electron microscopy. 3 hrs (lab). PR. VETA 104 or COI. (2).

VETA 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY ANATOMY (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. VETA 202 and VETA 203 or COI. (1,2).

VETA 299    SEMINAR IN VETERINARY ANATOMY (1). May be taken twice provided that the

total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. VETA 202 and VETA 203 or COI. (1,2).


VETA 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).

VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY

VPHM 241    PHYSIOLOGICAL DISPOSITIONS OF DRUGS AND POISONS (2). Absorption, distribution, biotransformation, excretion, and pharmacokinetics of drugs and poisons in vertebrates. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 214 or COI. (1).

VPHM 242    VETERINARY TOXICOLOGY (2). Clinical aspects of common poisoning that affect domestic animals with emphasis on selected and heavy metal poisonings. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHM 241 or COI. (2).

VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY

VPHY 241    PHYSIOLOGICAL BIOCHEMISTRY (3). Biochemical principles as related to interpretation of normal and altered physiological state in domestic mammals and birds and other appropriate animal models. 3 hrs (class). PR. CHEM 160 and VPHY 141 or COI. (1).

VPHY 242    ANIMAL CELL PHYSIOLOGY (2). Structural and functional aspects of molecular and subcellular processes in higher animals. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 241 or COI. (1).

VPHY 243    ADVANCED MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY (3). The physiology of excitable tissues; cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and autonomic nervous systems, and acid-base balance. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (2).

VPHY 244    NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEURO-ENDOCRINOLOGY (2). Fundamental processes of nerves, muscles, and synapses; physiology of locomotion and motor control, pain and reflex activities associated with somatic and autonomic functions; anatomical,

biochemical and physiological aspects of control of endocrine organs by the nervous systems. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (1).

VPHY 245    MECHANISMS OF HORMONE ACTION (2). Cellular and molecular actions of steroid and peptide hormones; recent techniques in hormone research. 2 hrs  (class). PR. VPHY 242 or COI. (2).

VPHY 247    EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY (2). Methods in experimental animal physiology. 6 hrs (lab). PR. VPHY 243 or COI. (1,2).

VPHY 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1, 2).

VPHY 299    GRADUATE SEMINAR IN VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. (1,2).

VPHY 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).


Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences

VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY

VMCB 221    APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY (2). Veterinary immunodiagnostic techniques; principles, applications, limitations and interpretation of results. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122, VMCB 123 and VMCB 124 or COI. (1).

VMCB 222    CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY (2) Isolation, cultivation and identification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi affecting the domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1).

VMCB 223    BACTERIAL AND VIRAL PATHOGENS OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS (4). Characteristics of pathogenic bacteria and viruses relevant to their pathogenesis, epidemiology and control in domestic animals. 8 hrs (2class, 6 lab). PR. VMCB 122 and VMCB 123 or COI. (2).

VMCB 224    VETERINARY MYCOLOGY (2). Cultivation and identification of pathogenic fungi of veterinary importance. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1).

VMCB 225    ADVANCES IN VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY (2). Current research and development in veterinary immunology. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 124 or COI. (2).

VMCB 226    ADVANCES IN VETERINARY VIROLOGY (2). Current research and development in veterinary immunology. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 123 or COI. (2).

VMCB 227    VETERINARY ANAEROBIC BACTERIOLOGY (2). Isolation, cultivation and identification of anaerobes affecting domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab); PR. VMCB 122 or COI. (1,2).

VMCB 229    (or MBB 229) BIOTECHNOLOGY IN IMMUNOPROPHYLAXIS AND DIAGNOSTICS OF ANIMAL DISEASES (2). Principles and applications of biotechnological advances in vaccine design and development and veterinary diagnostics. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 221 or VPAR 234 or COI. (1).

VMCB 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY (1). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1, 2).

VMCB 299    GRADUATE SEMINAR IN MICROBIOLOGY (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. 1 hr (class). PR. COI. (1,2).
VMCB 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

VPAR 231    ADVANCED VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY (3). Arthropods of medical and veterinary importance and their relation to animal host and environment; control and prevention. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 131 or COI. (1).

VPAR 232    ADVANCED VETERINARY HELMINTHOLOGY (3). Relationship of helminth parasites to their host and environment; immune response to parasitic infection; advances in treatment and control. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (2).

VPAR 233    ADVANCED VETERINARY PROTOZOOLOGY (2). Parasitic protozoa and their relation to animal host and environment; control and prevention. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 131 or COI. (1).

VPAR 234    IMMUNOLOGY OF PARASITIC INFECTIONS (2). Parasitic antigens; immunodiagnostic test in clinical parasitology, immune reactions to parasitic protozoa, helminth and arthropods; evasion of the immune response and principles of immunoprophylaxis. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 124 and VPAR 132 or COI. (2).

VPAR 235    CLINICAL PARASITOLOGY (2). Diagnostic techniques, differentiation of ova, larvae, cysts, adult worms and other parasitic forms. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (1).

VPAR 236    SYSTEMIC HELMINTHOLOGY (3). Taxonomy and nomenclature of helminth parasites. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (2).

VPAR 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN PARASITOLOGY (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. VPAR 132 or COI. (1,2).

VPAR 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6)  

VETERINARY PATHOLOGY

VPTH 221    BIOLOGY AND HUSBANDRY OF LABORATORY ANIMALS (2). Biology, production, and management of common laboratory animals and their use in biomedical research. 2 hrs (class). PR. COI. (2).

VPTH 222    VETERINARY NECROPSY (2). Postmortem examination, interpretation and diagnosis; collection, preservation and packing of specimens for laboratory examinations. 6 hrs (lab). PR. VPTH 122 or COI. (2).

VPTH 223    HISTOPATHOLOGY (2). Light microscopic examination of cellular changes and tissue reaction to injurious agents with emphasis on lesion description, morphologic and etiologic diagnosis. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPTH 122 or COI. (2).

VPTH 224    CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY (2). Measurements of various chemical constituents of body fluids and electrolytes; analysis and interpretation of results with emphasis on clinical enzymology. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPTH 123 or COI. (1).

VPTH 225.1    COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY I (2). Etiology, gross and microscopic tissue alterations, interpretation and diagnosis of diseases affecting domestic animals, wildlife, and aquatic animals. 6 hrs (lab). PR. VPTH 222 and VPTH 223. (1).

VPTH 226    PATHOLOGY OF MICROBIAL INFECTIONS (2). Etiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of common microbial diseases affecting domestic animals. 2 hrs (class). PR. VMCB 223 and VMCB 224. (1, 2).

VPTH 227    PATHOLOGY OF PARASITIC INFECTIONS (2). Etiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of common parasitic diseases affecting domestic animals. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VPTH 223 and VPAR 132. (1,2).

VPTH 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (1). 1 hr (class). PR. VPTH 223 or VPTH 225.1 and VPTH 225.2. (1,2).

VPTH 299    SEMINAR IN VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. 1 hr (class). PR. VPTH 223, VPTH 225.1 and VPTH 225.5 or COI. (1,2).

VPTH 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).

VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH

VPH 222    MICROBIAL AND PARASITIC ZOONOSES (3). Biological, ecological and epidemiological features of microbial and parasitic infections transmissible between man and vertebrate animals. 3 hrs (class). PR. VPH 122 or COI. (1, 2).

VPH 223    VETERINARY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF FOODBORNE DISEASES (2). Principles and techniques in the epidemiological investigation of foodborne illness of man and or animals from foods of animal origin. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPH 222 or COI. (1,2).

VPH 224    VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS IN FOODS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN (2). Veterinary public health concerns in the production, processing, handling and inspection of animal-derived foods. 2 hrs (class). PR. VPH 222 or COI. (1,2).

VPH 227    ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY (2). Design and conduct of epidemiological investigation; statistical methods for organization, presentation, and analysis of epidemiological data; critical evaluation of published epidemiological researches on public health. 2 hrs (class). PR. COI. (2).

VPH 228    ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION IN ANIMAL INDUSTRIES (2). Causes, effects and control of environmental pollution with emphasis on pollution from animals, farms, abattoirs, processing plants and other related agricultural and industrial establishments. 2 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1).

VPH 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH (1). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

VPH 299    GRADUATE SEMINAR IN VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. PR. VPH 291. (1,2).

VPH 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6)


Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

VETERINARY MEDICINE

VMED 253    ADVANCED EQUINE MEDICINE (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of horses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 153 or COI. (1).

VMED 254    ADVANCED SWINE MEDICINE (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of pigs. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 154 or COI. (1).

VMED 255    ADVANCED POULTRY MEDICINE (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of poultry. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 154 or COI. (2).

VMED 256    ADVANCED RUMINANT MEDICINE (3). Recent and advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases and disorders of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 153 or COI. (2).

VMED 261    VETERINARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (2). Nonconventional, traditional and new approaches, methods and techniques in the diagnosis and therapy of diseases and disorders of animals. 4 hrs a week (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 151 or COI. (2).

VMED 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (1-3). May be repeated twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 3 units. 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2).

VMED 299    SEMINAR IN VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (1). 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2).

VMED 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).

VETERINARY SURGERY

VSUR 251    VETERINARY ANESTHESIA (2). Application of different methods of analgesia and anesthesia in surgical procedures. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 151 or COI. (1).

VSUR 253    ADVANCED EQUINE SURGERY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in equine surgery. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 251. (2).

VSUR 256    ADVANCED RUMINANT SURGERY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in bovine, bubaline, caprine and ovine surgery. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VSUR 251. (2).

VSUR 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN VETERINARY SURGERY (1-3). May be repeated provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 3 units. 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2).

VSUR 299    GRADUATE SEMINAR IN VETERINARY SURGERY (1). 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2).

VSUR 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).

THERIOGENOLOGY

VTHE 251    LABORATORY ANIMAL THERIOGENOLOGY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of laboratory animals. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VMED 155 or COI. (1).

VTHE 253    ADVANCED EQUINE THERIOGENOLOGY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of horses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251. (2).

VTHE 254    ADVANCED PORCINE THERIOGENOLOGY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of pigs. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251. (2).

VTHE 256    ADVANCED BOVINE AND BUBALINE THERIOGENOLOGY (3). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of cattle and buffaloes. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251. (2).

VTHE 257    ADVANCED OVINE AND CAPRINE THERIOGENOLOGY (2). Recent and advanced techniques in theriogenology of sheep and goats. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. VTHE 251. (2).

VTHE 291    SPECIAL TOPICS IN THERIOGENOLOGY (1-3). May be repeated provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 3 units.1 hr (class). PR. None. (1,2).

VTHE 299    GRADUATE SEMINAR IN THERIOGENOLOGY (1). 1 hr (class). PR. None. (2).

VTHE 300    MASTER’S THESIS (6).