Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    May 29, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 5200 - Cell Biology and Genetics (Foundation Course II)

Fall. 6 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5100 . Enrollment limited to: first-year veterinary students.

G. A. Weiland, staff.

Designed to develop an appreciation of the molecular and cellular basis of animal health and disease. Students gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell function, the molecular signaling processes that form the basis of integrated function and the response to disease, and the mechanisms underlying inherited traits and genetic disease. Emphasis is placed on defining and characterizing normal cell function and on understanding how mutations in specific genes promote disease. This course will be made up of four sections:  Principles of Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Medical Genetics and Cancer. The Cancer Section builds upon and expands upon the principles presented during the first three sections, using examples from veterinary medicine. Throughout the course, clinical cases are utilized to illustrate the concepts presented.

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