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Clinical Pathology

Course Requirements for emphasis in Clinical Pathology

VPTH 549
VPTH 550
VPTH 551
VPTH 554
VPTH 604
VPTH 605
VPTH 652
VPTH 663
STAT 401, 402

Clinical Pathology Lab
Surgical Pathology Lab
Postmortem Pathology Lab
Ethics in Scientific Research and Writing
Pathology Case Seminar
Current Topics Seminar
Pathologic Hematology
Clinical Chemistry

4 cr
1 cr
1 cr
1 cr
2 cr
1-2 cr
3 cr
3 cr
3 cr

Veterinary Pathology (List A)

Biological Sciences (List B)

Education (List C)

Recommended Courses in Veterinary Pathology (List D)

3 cr

3 cr




List A: Veterinary Pathology

VPTH 551
VPTH 570, 571
VPTH 655, 656
VPTH 606

Postmortem Pathology Lab
Systemic Pathology I, II
Cellular and Molecular Pathology I, II
Diagnostic Interpretation

1-3 cr
4 cr ea
3 cr ea

List B: Biological Sciences

BBMB 411
BBMB 501, 502
VMPM 520
VMPM 629
VMPM 615
GEN 409*
MCDB 511*
GDCB 528
BBMB 542

Techniques in Biochemical Research
Comprehensive Biochemistry I, II
Immunology (VMPM 575)
Medical Immunology I
Advanced Topics in Cellular Immunology
Molecular Immunology (BBMB 615, Micro 615)
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Genetics (GDCB 511)
Advances in Molecular Cell Biology (MCDB 528)
Intro. to Molecular Biology Techniques (GDCB 542)

4 cr
4 cr ea.
3 cr
4 cr
2 cr
3 cr
3 cr
3 cr
3 cr
1-5 cr


List C: Education

Research Methods (3 courses)  


Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology


Plus two of the following: (one of the two must be quantitative)

RESEV 552 Basic Educational Statistics  
RESEV 553 Intermediate Educational Statistics  
STAT 401
Statistical Methods for Research Workers
(listed above)
RESEV 680 Critical Issues in Qualitative Inquiry
RESEV 550 Introduction to Educational Research (Does not count)  
  (Or approved by POS committee and DOGE)

Curriculum (2 courses)  
CI 594
Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Principles

Plus one of the following:

CI 506 Multicultural Foundations of School and Society: Advanced  
CI 578 P.E.O.B.U.S.  
HG ED 562
Curriculum Development in Colleges

  (Or approved by POS committee and DOGE)

Historical, Philosophical and Comparative Studies in Education
HPC 581
Philosophy of Education



  (Or approved by POS committee and DOGE)

Educational Psychology  (1 course)  
CI 533 Educational Psychology of Learning, Cognition and Memory
  (Or approved by POS committee and DOGE)

List D: Recommended Courses in Veterinary Pathology

TOX 501
VPTH 655, 656
VPTH 660
VPTH 679
VPTH 699

Principles of Toxicology
Cellular and Molecular Pathology I or II
Pathogenesis of Persistent Infections
Histopathology of Lab Animals

3 cr
3 cr ea
2 cr
2 cr

The PhD degree requires 72 credits (12 must be taken outside VPTH). DVM is required for majors; this requirement can be waived by the DEO for non-DVM students in Pathology, Veterinary Parasitology, and Veterinary Toxicology.

*Gen 409 - Basic molecular genetics for limited background
MCDB 511 - Advanced molecular genetics

 Revised 08/28/14


Special Graduate Majors and Degree Programs

Co-Major and Joint Major Degree Program:
A co-major is a program of study for a single degree in which the requirements for two separate majors are met. A joint major is similar to a co-major but is only available in specific participating programs. In both programs, the single degree is granted when the student fulfills the requirements of both majors. The program of study (POS) committee will include co-chairs, each of whom represents one of the co-majors. Both co-chairs must be members of the graduate faculty. A preliminary oral examination and research work for the Ph.D. degree should be related to both majors. Students declaring co-majors or joint majors must satisfy requirements established by each major as monitored by the representatives on the program of study (POS) committee and the DOGEs of the two majors. A co-major or joint major cannot be added after the preliminary oral examination has been taken.

The committee must have one major professor from vet path and at least one committee member from vet path, as well as major professor from education and at least one member from education. The 5th member can be outside both areas or inside one and outside of other. You can have 3 ed and 2 vet path or vice versa. The one designated outside cannot be jointly appointed in both departments. We could have 3 major profs and 2 members as long as one member came out of each area.