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CBS 810 Special Topics in Theriogenology I

Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Bailey

Students will meet weekly to review current literature and discuss a wide range of topics surrounding animal reproduction, including comparative physiology and endocrinology, reproductive management, reproductive diseases and pharmacologic/technologic advances in Theriogenology. Each student will be expected to actively participate in group discussions and present 1-3 seminars during the semester. Fall Semester

CBS 810 Special Topics in Theriogenology II

Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Bailey

Students will explore pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of major reproductive diseases through a series of bimonthly seminars. Students will be assigned one topic/seminar to summarize in ~20 min presentations. Each seminar will be comprised of several presentations on related conditions, with time for discussion throughout. Students will be encouraged to explore current research or review articles to discuss the most recent developments in diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders. Articles should be evaluated for quality, novelty of findings, and clinical applications of the information presented. Instructor Permission required if student has not already taken CBS 810 Therio I. Spring Semester

CBS 817/818 Advanced Topics in Zoological Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf

This course provides breadth and depth of knowledge in zoological medicine to prepare Zoological Medicine residents to pass American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) boards. Veterinary students are exposed to more in depth information related to zoological medicine than covered in their core curriculum. Each Fall (CBS 817) and Spring (CBS 818) semesters, different aspects of zoological medicine are covered. Topics rotate every 3 years so that all major groups of animals within the sub-groups, avian, aquatic, herptile, wildlife, and zoo are addressed. Fall/Spring Semester. Course Website

FW 730 Ethics in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Course Coordinator: Dr. Michael Stoskopf

Students will explore historical and current thinking concerning the search for truth about natural systems, and the complex ethics scientists and practitioners who operate in the public sector must consider. Standards of professional and ethical behavior specific to Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences will be addressed. Faculty will introduce topics and guide discussions; students will give seminars and lead some discussions. Fall Semester

VMC 911 Advanced Topics in Equine Medicine and Surgery

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Davis

This elective course exposes students to additional in-depth information related to equine medicine and surgery. This course will expand on information covered in equine portions of the veterinary curriculum and include information on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Years 1-3 are welcome. Topics will be rotated during a 3-year period, so students may sign up more than one semester. Grading will be based on attendance with a minimum of attendance at 10 lectures required. Class will meet Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., beginning the second week of the semester. Spring Semester Schedule

VMC 921 Special Topics in Zoological Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Greg Lewbart

This elective course allows students to participate in customized laboratory and field experiences in zoological medicine (avian, aquatic, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate, and mammalian species). This course is designed to be adapted to the needs of students in the DVM program who desire practical experiences in the discipline. Specific details of individual projects are developed by the course coordinator and participating faculty. This elective course can provide partial fulfillment for elective credit for Zoo Focus Area. Fall/Spring Semester Syllabus

VMC 922 - Veterinary Acupuncture in China (elective)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Laurel Degernes

This elective is a two week international experience in China that will introduce DVM students to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), including acupuncture, moxibustion, and related therapies. The course will include an overview of TCVM history, terminology, theory, and practical applications using equine (horse or donkey) and canine species. In addition, the course will include elective opportunities to meet and interact with Chinese veterinary students, and opportunities to explore the many cultural options available in China. Spring Semester

VMC 923 Research in Zoological Health

Course Coordinator: Dr. Michael Stoskopf

This course provides an opportunity to pursue mentored research projects relevant to zoological health while in the DVM curriculum.  Projects may be but are not limited to those related to the zoological focus thesis option. Available as a 1 to 4 credit elective, so determine with coordinator what is appropriate for your experience. Fall/Spring Semester

VMC 926 Topics in Wild Avian Medicine - Canceled 2013 - 2014 Academic Year

Course Coordinator: Dr. Laurel Degernes

This course introduces students to wild avian medicine, husbandry and captive management issues. Emphasis will be placed on learning the following skills in a laboratory setting: species identification (especially raptors), capture and handling, physical examination, bandaging, diagnostic sample collection and treatment techniques.  During the school year, students will also be expected to attend a minimum of five seminars related to wild avian medicine, participate in two scheduled raptor lecture/labs (one per semester – dates TBA via WAAZM reps), and complete the three web-based lectures. Fall/Spring Semester-Spring registration.

VMC 928 Topics in Wild Reptile Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Gregory A. Lewbart

This course introduces students to wild reptile medicine, surgery, husbandry, natural history, and captive management issues. Emphasis will be placed on learning the following skills in a clinical  and didactic setting: species identification, capture and handling, physical examination, shell repair, diagnostic sample collection and treatment techniques.  During the school year, students will also be expected to attend a minimum of 8 seminars related to wild reptile medicine in addition to one scheduled turtle lab (one per semester – date TBA).  Students will also be required to attend monthly clinical rounds when appropriate and present a case or cases at one of these rounds. Fall/Spring Semester- Spring registration. Syllabus

VMP 986 One Health - Philosophy to Practice

Course Coordinators: Dr. Barrett Slenning or Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf

This course will introduce a diverse student body to One Health and its implementation across disciplines; facilitate understanding of the interactions linking veterinary medicine, human medicine, and environmental health; and promote cross-campus and cross-discipline interactions. 2-credit interactive seminar with team project. Participants include students and faculty from NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, plus non-governmental organizations, private-sector members and government professionals. The course is open to professional DVM and NCSU graduate students interested in the science/practice/policies related to animal health, human health and/or environmental health. Spring Semester Tues 5:30 - 7:30 NC Biotech Center, RTP Informational flyer

VPH 650 Population Medicine Forum

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jay Levine

Population medicine forum is a seminar-based class during which current topics in population health are presented and discussed. Topics covered include: Outbreak investigation, observational epidemiologic research, risk analysis, spatial analysis, the application of unique diagnostic technologies and epidemiologic modeling. Fall/Spring Semester Course Website

VMC 920 Subtropical Zoology and Medicine in Bermuda - not offered Spring 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Greg Lewbart

Description to come. May be offered Spring 2015. Spring semester only.