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Course ID:SAMS 4960. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Mentored Research in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Course
Description:
Mentored research and experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate students working with a faculty advisor, including completion of scientific abstract. Individual research with faculty on projects with Small Animal Medicine and Surgery topics.
Athena Title:Mentored Research in SAMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 4960H
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis. Three hours of laboratory/clinical work per week (during a semester) per credit [or summer equivalent; 1 credit hour approximates 30 laboratory hours].
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 4960H. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Mentored Research in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (Honors)
Course
Description:
Mentored research and experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate students working with a faculty advisor, including completion of scientific abstract. Individual research with faculty on projects with Small Animal Medicine and Surgery topics. Honors students are required to give an oral presentation.
Athena Title:Mentored Research in SAMS Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 4960
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis. Three hours of laboratory/clinical work per week (during a semester) per credit [or summer equivalent; 1 credit hour approximates 30 laboratory hours].
Prerequisite:Permission of department and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5100-5100L. 1.4 hours. 17 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Emergency and Critical Care Basics
Course
Description:
Introduction to basic concepts and monitoring techniques necessary for care of critical patients. This course prepares students for the advanced ECC elective and the clinical emergency and ICU blocks.
Athena Title:Emer and Critical Care Basics
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a 5-week elective period with 17 contacts (lectures) with one 3-hour lab. Additionally, students will spend two 3-hour blocks of time observing the emergency and intensive care service in the teaching hospital for a total of 21.5 contacts.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5105. 1.5 hours.
Course Title:Small Animal Infectious Disease
Course
Description:
This course will emphasize diagnosis and treatment of various infectious diseases of dogs and cats. Didactic information will be presented on a variety of the most commonly associated viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoal diseases. In addition, sessions involving case presentation by students will occur.
Athena Title:SA INF DIS
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a five week elective period with 15 contacts (lectures) and 8 discussion groups for a total of 23 contacts which equals 1.5 credit hours.
Prerequisite:Completion of first year veterinary curriculum or equivalent experience
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5120. 1.5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Communications Skills for Veterinarians
Course
Description:
Introduce students to the skills necessary to become an effective communicator. Topics include: engaging the client, roles of the veterinarian, discussing euthanasia, client compliance, financial matters, and interactions with difficult clients. This course is made up of didactic lectures.
Athena Title:COMM SKILLS VETS
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a five-week elective period with 15 lectures and 3 hours per week in lab for a total of 22.5 contacts or 1.5 credit hours.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5200. 1.3 hours.
Course Title:Veterinary Ophthalmology
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the basic medical information necessary to deal with the common ophthalmology problems of dogs, cats, and large animals. This class is designed to help students develop the problem-solving skills necessary to diagnose and treat the most common ophthalmic problems.
Athena Title:Veterinary Ophthalmology
Nontraditional Format:This course consists of 17 lectures and three 2-hour discussion labs for a total of 20 contacts which equals 1.3 credit hours.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS(LAMS) 5201. 1.3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Clinical Dermatology
Course
Description:
Practical application of the course material/knowledge base acquired in the Dermatology core course. The course is based on problem/symptom-oriented, case-based discussions.
Athena Title:ADVANCED CLIN DERM
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a five-week elective period with twenty contacts for a total of 1.3 credit hours.
Prerequisite:SAMS 5205-5205L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS(LAMS) 5205-5205L. 1 hour. 1 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Comparative Clinical Dermatology
Course
Description:
Basic morphologic reactions of skin to disease processes, diagnostic techniques, important skin diseases in small and large animals, and current therapy.
Athena Title:Comparative Clinical Derm
Nontraditional Format:Course taught in CVM sequential curriculum in 5 week period with 3 lectures per week for a total of 15 contacts (lectures).
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5220. 1.3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 2.6 hours credit.
Course Title:Polysystemic Diseases: Hematology and Endocrinology
Course
Description:
Core course for sophomore veterinary students that will prepare the student in the diagnosis and treatment of large and small animal hematologic and endocrine disorders. It will also include an introduction to oncology.
Athena Title:Polysystemic Diseases
Nontraditional Format:This course is a core course with 20 contacts for a total of 1.3 credit hours.
Pre or Corequisite:Must be enrolled and taking Clinical Pathology course as sophomores in the College of Veterinary Medicine
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5230. 2 hours.
Course Title:Small Animal Urology
Course
Description:
The medical and surgical disorders of the urinary system important in dogs and cats.
Athena Title:SMALL ANIM UROLOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5240-5240L. 0.7 hours. 7 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Principles of Surgery
Course
Description:
Principles of surgical asepsis, wound healing, and instrument handling.
Athena Title:Principles of Surgery
Nontraditional Format:This course consists of 7 lectures and four 2-hour labs (taught in 2 sections).
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS(LAMS) 5270. 1 hour.
Course Title:General Surgery Practicum
Course
Description:
Application of surgical and anesthetic techniques to domestic animals.
Athena Title:GEN SURG PRACT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 5310 or SAMS 5250
Nontraditional Format:This course consists of six lectures and five 4-hour labs for a total of 16 contacts or 1.0 credit hours.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS(VBDI) 5280. 1 hour.
Course Title:Veterinary Clinical Immunology
Course
Description:
Etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of veterinary immune-mediated diseases.
Athena Title:VET CLIN IMMUN
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a five week elective period with lectures spaced appropriate for a total of 15 contacts, or 1 credit hour.
Prerequisite:IDIS 5150-5150L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5302. 1.3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 2.6 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Oncology
Course
Description:
Familiarization of the principles of cancer diagnosis and multimodality therapy in small animal patients. Development of an approach to diagnosing cancer in pets and determining how advanced the cancer is (clinical staging). Introduction to treatment options available and appropriate for different types of cancer in cats and dogs.
Athena Title:Small Animal Oncology
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in a five-week elective period with 20 contacts (lectures) to equal 1.3 credit hours.
Prerequisite:DVM student
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS(LAMS) 5305. 1.2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 2.4 hours credit.
Course Title:Neurology
Course
Description:
This course will provide a systematic approach to localizing a lesion in the nervous system. While the main emphasis will be understanding and identifying lesion location, common diseases of both small and large animals will be discussed.
Athena Title:NEUROLOGY
Nontraditional Format:This course is a core course taught with 18 contacts for a total of 1.2 credit hours.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5350. 1.2 hours.
Course Title:Small Animal Digestive Diseases
Course
Description:
The diagnosis and management of the medical and surgical digestive disorders affecting dogs and cats.
Athena Title:DIGESTIVE DISEASES
Nontraditional Format:This core course consists of 19 contacts for a total of 1.2 credit hours.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5405. 1.3-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7.8 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Clinical Anesthesia
Course
Description:
Clinical training in small animal anesthesiology. Students will examine, evaluate, and provide anesthesia and analgesia for clinical patients. Practical skills and knowledge of problem-solving techniques will be emphasized.
Athena Title:Small Animal Clinical Anesthes
Nontraditional Format:Senior clinical rotation where 2 hours in clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours per week).
Prerequisite:Must be a fourth year veterinary student
Pre or Corequisite:LAMS(SAMS) 5203
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5406. 1.3-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7.8 hours credit.
Course Title:Academic Veterinary Medicine Rotation
Course
Description:
Clinical rotation designed to expose the veterinary student to academia. The student will learn what an academic veterinarian does, what roles they fulfill, what tasks they engage in, and how the professional life of academia is structured. Students will gain an insight into teaching, research, and service through this rotation.
Athena Title:Academic Vet Med Rotation
Nontraditional Format:This is a veterinary college rotation format.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5430. 2.6-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7.8 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Course
Description:
This elective senior clinical rotation provides students with the opportunity to be an integral part of the initial examination, diagnostic work-up, surgical procedures, and postoperative care involved with referral orthopedic cases.
Athena Title:Small Animal Ortho Surgery
Nontraditional Format:This is a senior clinical rotation where 2 hours in the clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours per week). Three weeks at 1.3 credit hours per week equals 3.9 credit hours.
Prerequisite:SAMS 5345 and must be a fourth-year veterinary student
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5440. 2.6-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7.8 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Oncology Clinical Rotation
Course
Description:
Provides clinical experience in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of canine and feline patients with cancer.
Athena Title:Small Animal Oncology Rotation
Nontraditional Format:This is a senior clinical rotation where 2 hours in clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours per week). Three weeks at 1.3 credit hours per week equals 3.9 credit hours.
Prerequisite:Must be a fourth year veterinary student
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5450. 2.6-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15.6 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal General Surgery
Course
Description:
Provides students with the opportunity to be an integral part of the initial examination, diagnostic work-up, surgical procedures, and postoperative care involved with referral soft tissue surgical cases.
Athena Title:Small Animal General Surgery
Nontraditional Format:This course is a senior clinical rotation where 2 hours in the clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours per week).
Prerequisite:Must be a fourth year veterinary student
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5460. 1.3-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7.8 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Ophthalmology
Course
Description:
Development of students' skills in ophthalmolgy so that students can understand common ocular diseases in animals as they are presented to a small or large animal practitioner, requiring correct diagnosis, appropriate treatment and, if necessary, referral of the case.
Athena Title:Small Animal Ophthalmology
Nontraditional Format:This course is a senior clinical rotation where 2 hours in the clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours).
Prerequisite:Must be a fourth year veterinary student
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5490. 1.3-3.9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15.6 hours credit.
Course Title:Emergency and Critical Care
Course
Description:
Clinical problem solving in daytime emergency, critical care, basic and advanced monitoring, diagnostic procedures, and treatment. Students will have primary case responsibility for critical patients in ICU and assist with triage, admission, and workup of emergency cases.
Athena Title:Emergency and Critical Care
Nontraditional Format:This course is a senior clinical rotation taught in a two or three week period, where 2 hours in clinic equals 1 contact (40 hours per week divided by 2 equals 20 contacts per week or 1.3 credit hours per week).
Prerequisite:Must be fourth year veterinary student
Pre or Corequisite:SAMS 5100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5500/7500. 5-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 54 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Internship
Course
Description:
Clinical training for the graduate veterinarian desiring in-depth knowledge and skills relative to the diagnosis and treatment of small animal medical and surgical disorders.
Athena Title:SM ANIM INTERNSHIP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 5500
Nontraditional Format:Course is taught in a clinical setting.
Prerequisite:DVM degree and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5610/7610. 5-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 102 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Residency I
Course
Description:
Clinical training during year one of a residency for graduate veterinarians desiring specialization in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, or other clinical specialties.
Athena Title:SM ANIM RESIDENCY I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 5610
Nontraditional Format:Course is taught in a clinical setting.
Prerequisite:DVM degree and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5620/7620. 5-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 102 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Residency II
Course
Description:
Clinical training during year two of the residency in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, or other clinical specialty.
Athena Title:SM AN RESIDENCY II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 5620
Nontraditional Format:Courses are taught in clinical setting. Hours vary daily.
Prerequisite:SAMS 5610/7610 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5630/7630. 5-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 102 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Residency III
Course
Description:
Clinical training during year three of the clinical residency in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, or other clinical specialty.
Athena Title:SM AN RESIDENCY III
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SAMS 5630
Nontraditional Format:Courses are taught in clinical setting. Hours vary daily.
Prerequisite:SAMS 5620/7620 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5640/7640. 5-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 51 hours credit.
Course Title:Small Animal Residency IV
Course
Description:
Clinical training during year four of a residency program in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, or other clinical specialty.
Athena Title:SM AN RESIDENCY IV
Nontraditional Format:Courses are taught in clinical setting. Hours vary daily. There should be 30 hours per week clinic time for each credit hour.
Prerequisite:SAMS 5630/7630 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5650/7650. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 40 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Course
Description:
This course is a seminar series presented by the student under the direction of a faculty member. The seminar can consist of a literature review or a review of clinical cases. After presentation, the group has questions and discussion.
Athena Title:SEMINAR
Nontraditional Format:Course is taught in veterinary hospital - clinical course.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 5900. 0.5-8 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in Clinical Small Animal Medicine
Course
Description:
Specific approved problems in clinical small animal medicine and/or surgery.
Athena Title:Clinical Small Animal Medicine
Nontraditional Format:Courses are taught in clinical setting. Hours vary daily.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 6990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Problems
Course
Description:
Problems defined by a faculty member with the student with approval of the department head. These are usually focused studies or projects by veterinarians entered in a clinical residency program.
Athena Title:SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Prerequisite:DVM degree or equivalent degree
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SAMS 7660. 0.5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 1 hour credit.
Course Title:Personal and Professional Development for the Graduate Student
Course
Description:
An introduction to the personal and professional competencies required of the veterinary specialist. Topics will include, but not be limited to, communication skills, financial planning strategies, conflict resolution styles, teaching skills, contract negotiation, interview skills, and discussion of medical errors. This course will provide an interactive forum for learning.
Athena Title:PERSONAL & PROF DEV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 8010. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 40 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Medicine and Surgery
Course
Description:
Graduate students and staff members will regularly participate in review and discussion of current research findings and methodology concerning medical and surgical disorders of animals.
Athena Title:SEMINAR MED & SURG
Prerequisite:(DVM degree or equivalent degree) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 8020. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Seminars in Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Course
Description:
Weekly seminar course for graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine to discuss clinical physiology and pathophysiology at an advanced level.
Athena Title:ADV CLIN MED SEM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS 8030. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Neurosurgery
Course
Description:
Neurological surgery at an advanced level.
Athena Title:NEUROSURGERY
Pre or Corequisite:DVM degree or equivalent degree and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SAMS(VPAT) 8040. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Neurological Pathology
Course
Description:
Seminar course for graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine to discuss neurological pathology at an advanced level.
Athena Title:NEUROPATHOLOGY
Pre or Corequisite:DVM or equivilent degree and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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