Clinical Pathology

Course Requirements for Emphasis in Clinical Pathology
VPTH 549 Clinical Pathology Lab 4 cr
VPTH 550 Surgical Pathology Lab 1 cr
VPTH 551 Postmortem Pathology Lab 1 cr
VPTH 554 Ethics in Scientific Research and Writing 1 cr
VPTH 604 Pathology Case Seminar 2 cr
VPTH 605 Current Topics Seminar 1 cr
VPTH 652 Pathologic Hematology 3 cr
VPTH 663 Clinical Chemistry 3 cr
STAT 401, 402 Statistics 3 cr
Veterinary Pathology (List A) 3 cr
Biological Sciences (List B) 3 cr
Education (List C)  
Recommended Courses in Veterinary Pathology (List D)  
List A: Veterinary Pathology
VPTH 551 Postmortem Pathology Lab 1-3 cr
VPTH 570, 571 Systemic Pathology I, II 4 cr ea
VPTH 655, 656 Cellular and Molecular Pathology I, II 3 cr ea
VPTH 606 Diagnostic Interpretation Require
List B: Biological Sciences
BBMB 411 Techniques in Biochemical Research 4 cr
BBMB 404, 405 Biochemistry I, II 3 cr ea.
MICRO 575 Immunology (VMPM 575) 3 cr
VMPM 520 Medical Immunology I 4 cr
VMPM 629 Advanced Topics in Cellular Immunology 2 cr
VMPM 615 Molecular Immunology (BBMB 615, Micro 615) 2 cr
GEN 409* Molecular Genetics 3 cr
MCDB 511* Advanced Molecular Genetics (GDCB 511) 3 cr
GDCB 528 Advances in Molecular Cell Biology (MCDB 528) 3 cr
BBMB 542 Intro. to Molecular Biology Techniques (GDCB 542) 1-5 cr
List C: Education
Research Methods (3 courses)  
RESEV 580 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology Required
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 Required
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 Principles of Toxicology 3 cr
VPTH 655, 656 Cellular and Molecular Pathology I or II 3 cr ea
VPTH 660 Pathogenesis of Persistent Infections 2 cr
VPTH 679 Histopathology of Lab Animals 2 cr
VPTH 699 Research  
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 professors and 2 members as long as one member came out of each area.