skip to main content, skip to Quick links, or skip to Search

main content

Selective Courses

 

Fall Selectives

Spring Selectives


VMP 991-106: Extramural Experience in Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Students will select a special research and/or diagnostic problem in veterinary pathology/animal diseases, working with a pathologist (or other mentor, by permission of instructor) in a research or diagnostic setting outside the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students may develop a poster or other materials to present at the research forum or other meeting. Students should prepare a brief plan of work under the guidance of the proposed mentor, to be submitted to Dr. Law at least one week prior to the start of week one of selectives. Prior permission of the instructor must be obtained in order to register. NOTE: For extramural paperwork, please bring to Dr. Linder for Spring 2014 only


• VMP 991-110: Necropsy Pathology

o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Students will perform necropsies on hospital cases. They will learn a necropsy technique, perform gross necropsies, trim in tissues and examine light microscopic sections. Correlation of necropsy finding with history, physical exam results and anatomical pathology data will be emphasized. NOTE: will likely change to Dr. Linder for SP14. Instructor Permission required.

• VMP 991-112: Special Topics: Research Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Students will select a special research and/or diagnostic problem in veterinary pathology/animal diseases, working in the research laboratory of a pathology faculty mentor (or other faculty mentor, by permission of instructor.) Students may develop a poster or other materials to present at the research forum or other meeting. Student should prepare a brief plan of work for the proposed research, under guidance of the proposed faculty mentor, to be submitted to Dr. Law by one week prior to the start of week one of selectives. Prior permission of the instructor must be obtained in order to register. Please have instructor permission in writing prior to registration.

VMP 991-114: Non-Domestic Animal Pathology
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
Students will perform diagnostic necropsies and review case material from various zoological or wildlife species. Students will, in coordination, with the North Carolina Zoological Park, perform necropsies at the NCZP on one day of the rotation when cases are available. Biopsies and necropsies submitted by the NCZP and other sources will be used as teaching material. Students should consider that the number and types of species studied cannot be predicted. Instructor Permission required. Focus Area Pre-Registration Priority: Zoological Med or Small Animal Avian & Exotic emphasis

VMP 991-115: Swine Health Management
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
The course will involve farm visits, necropsy techniques, record analysis, lectures, and independent study. The exact curriculum will be dependent on the knowledge of the students. Instructor permission is required prior to registration.

• VMP 991-130: Avian Pathology I
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
Introductory course in which the gross and microscopic appearance of normal tissues and tissues responding to injury from birds, including poultry, companion, captive and free-living species, will be studied. This selective can be taken more than once. This course will satisfy the prerequisites for VMC 998-Wildife Rehabilitation Medicine and VMC 989 Zoological Medicine. Focus Area Pre-Registration Priority: Zoological Med or Small Animal Avian & Exotic emphasis

• VMP 991-138: Surgical Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Principles of surgical pathology biopsy evaluation will be covered, including specimen handling, processing and interpretation. Participants will work along with the NCSU surgical pathology biopsy service and participate in the diagnosis of biopsies from actual in-hospital cases and out-side veterinary practice cases. Biopsies will be assessed in the context of management, prognosis and surgical success. Optimal biopsy submission methods will be emphasized for different diseases. Participants will also meet with several pathology faculty and residents to review and discuss contemporary pathology topics. This selective will cover interpretation of surgical biopsies and will focus on histopathology; this selective will NOT teach surgical techniques for collecting biopsies. Instructor Permission required.

• VMP 991-142: Bovine Educational Experience

o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
A five to seven day trip to include visits to various livestock agriculture enterprises in different parts of the country. Only those who have already attended can register.

• VMP 991-143: Immunodiagnostics
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Immunodiagnostics is designed to give veterinary students hands-on experience in performing routine assays used in clinical medicine. This course will examine the principles of diagnostic immunoassays including antigen/antibody reactions, diffusion assays, ELISAs, PCR, and flow cytometry, and enable future clinicians to better interpret and understand results of diagnostic assays used in daily practice. This course will fulfill the research requirement for clinical competency skills.

• VMP 991-148: Advanced Vet Cytopathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
This course will provide students with an overview of advanced veterinary cytopathology and will consist of formal lectures in the cytology of various systems/tissues and practical experience in examining slides and writing cytology reports. Anticipated systems and tissues to be covered include respiratory, advanced body fluids, advanced lymph tissues, liver, gastrointestinal tract, renal, musculoskeletal and bone marrow. Students will be expected to work independently to screen slides and draft a written report, and will participate in group review and discussion of the slides

• VMP 991-149: Feline Med and Clin Path
o Year 2,3
o Week 1
Students will be presented with feline medicine cases covering diseases of the urinary tract, hepatobiliary system, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, cardiopulmonary system, and skin. Virtual and written information including history, physical exam findings and routine/advanced clinical pathology laboratory data will be presented. Students will prepare a written SOAP including assessment, differential diagnoses, and plan. The selective will include a laboratory on feline handling and an introduction to concepts in fostering a feline friendly approach to medical management and hospital environment. Travel to Morrisville will occur on Friday. NOTE: May not be offered in Spring 2015 due to faculty changes.

VMP 991-206: Extramural Experience in Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 2
Students will select a special research and/or diagnostic problem in veterinary pathology/animal diseases, working with a pathologist (or other mentor, by permission of instructor) in a research or diagnostic setting outside the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students may develop a poster or other materials to present at the research forum or other meeting. Students should prepare a brief plan of work under the guidance of the proposed mentor, to be submitted to Dr. Law at least one week prior to the start of week one of selectives. Prior permission of the instructor must be obtained in order to register. NOTE: For extramural paperwork, please bring to Dr. Linder for Spring 2014 only.


• VMP 991-210: Necropsy Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 2
Students will perform necropsies on hospital cases. They will learn a necropsy technique, perform gross necropsies, trim in tissues and examine light microscopic sections. Correlation of necropsy finding with history, physical exam results and anatomical pathology data will be emphasized. NOTE: will likely change to Dr. Linder for SP14. May become Instructor Permission.

• VMP 991-212: Special Topics Research Pathology
o Year 2,3
o Week 2
Students will select a special research and/or diagnostic problem in veterinary pathology/animal diseases, working in the research laboratory of a pathology faculty mentor (or other faculty mentor, by permission of instructor.) Students may develop a poster or other materials to present at the research forum or other meeting. Student should prepare a brief plan of work for the proposed research, under guidance of the proposed faculty mentor, to be submitted to Dr. Law by one week prior to the start of week one of selectives. Prior permission of the instructor must be obtained in order to register. Please have instructor permission in writing prior to registration.

• VMP 991-231: Avian Pathology II
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 2
Advanced course in which knowledge of how birds respond to injury gained in Avian Pathology I will be used for a specific project dealing with some aspect of avian pathology. Examples of projects include preparation of a case report, brief research study, or clinical investigation. A poster, presentation, or other creative product reporting the study findings is expected. Avian Pathology I is a prerequisite. This selective may be taken more than once. This course will satisfy the prerequisites for VMC 998-Wildife Rehabilitation Medicine and VMC 989 Zoological Medicine. Focus Area Pre-Registration Priority: Zoological Med or Small Animal Avian & Exotic emphasis

• VMP 991-235: Parasite Control in Sustainable/Organic Ag
o Year 2,3
o Week 2
There will be on-farm visits to organic dairies, range-reared poultry farms, pig-rearing farms with minimal synthetic drug use, and small ruminant farms attempting to reduce Haemonchus contortus drug resistance in flocks. Students will collect samples for fecal egg counts to determine the level of control achieved under various management conditions. There will be in-depth reading and review of publications about parasite control using alternative approaches to standard synthetic drug use.

• VMP 991-237: Calfhood Diseases
o Year 2,3
o Week 2
Assessment of the health status of individual and populations of calves and the prevention treatment of other control measures used to assure calf wellness.

• VMP 991-242: Bovine Educational Experience
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 2
A five to seven day trip to include visits to various livestock agriculture enterprises in different parts of the country. Only those who have already attended can register.

• VMP 991-247: Skin Pharmacology and Toxicology
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 2
This selective is designed to introduce students to different scientific techniques used in studying skin drug delivery for veterinary and human drugs. Specific techniques used to conduct in vitro and in vivo studies will be taught in assessing toxicity. Experimental approaches will include in vivo dosing, keratinocyte cell culture, viability assays, comparative skin histology, processing tissue for light and transmission electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, flow through diffusion cells, organ perfusions, HPLC and additional techniques for assessing drug and chemical penetration and absorption. Students will have a few lectures and the opportunity to conduct studies and interpret their results.

• VMP 992-108: Small Ruminant Experience
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
This course will provide students with exposure to veterinary and husbandry practices of small ruminants. The primary means of instruction will be via field visits to small ruminant production units. Course registration is by approval only based upon ruminant interest and experience.

• VMP 992-112: Vet International Experience I
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 1
This selective is recommended for veterinary students who are interested in a veterinary experience in an international setting. This extramural experience must be approved and be under the guidance of a supervising veterinarian or CVM faculty member. Requirements: NonClinical Extramural Registration form --due one month prior; Supervisor Evaluation, two page summary report and two jpg photos due within one month after experience.

• VMP 992-312: Vet International Experience I
o Year 1,2,3
o Week 2
This selective is recommended for veterinary students who are interested in a veterinary experience in an international setting. This extramural experience must be approved and be under the guidance of a supervising veterinarian or CVM faculty member. Requirements: NonClinical Extramural Registration form --due one month prior; Supervisor Evaluation, two page summary report and two jpg photos due within one month after experience.