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Cornell University    
  Dec 18, 2017
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 3980 - Animals in Biomedical Research

Spring. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level biology; BIOAP 1100  or equivalent introductory physiology course.

X. Lei.

This course introduces features and applications of various animal models for biomedical research on human health and diseases. Emphasis will be given on appropriate animal models for studying human development, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hereditary diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. Model species include food-producing animals, recreational/companion animals, and laboratory animals. Lectures will cover basic biology, common uses in biomedical research, and unique applications of selected species for target human disease.  Comparative physiology between model species and humans, advantages and limitations of given models, and regulations of biomedical uses of animals will also be discussed.

Outcome 1: To understand the importance and potential of animal models for biomedical research.

Outcome 2: To know features of commonly used animal models for various human diseases.

Outcome 3: To be familiar with unique animal models for improving human health.

Outcome 4: To understand the physiological basis of animals as models of human health and disease.

Outcome 5: To explore novel animal models, new applications, and rewarding careers for biomedical research.

Outcome 6: To be aware of limitations and regulations of animal models for biomedical research.

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