University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Courses

VBMS 821.3 — 1/2(4T)
Ultrastructural Cytology

A survey of cytoarchitecture drawing heavily on examples from mammalian species. Emphasis will be on interpretation of electron micrographs, but technical problems will also be considered. Students will be encouraged to present their own micrographs for discussion.
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VBMS 826.3 - 1(3L/T-3P)
Advanced Endocrinology

This advanced level course in endocrinology will focus to provide a well-rounded and up-to-date curriculum to address both basics and advancement in comparative (multi-species) endocrinology. Graduate students enrolled in this course will attend lectures, laboratories on endocrine research techniques, prepare essays and present to the class.

Note: Senior undergraduate endocrinology or physiology courses are encouraged, but not mandatory.

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VBMS 827.3 — 2(2L-4P)
Advanced Neurophysiology

An advanced lecture and laboratory course in neurophysiology with special emphasis on current methods of investigation utilized in this field.


VBMS 828.3 — 1(3L)
Gastrointestinal Physiology

Provides an in-depth coverage of monogastric gastrointestinal physiology, stressing those aspects related to the understanding of gastroenteric disease.


VBMS 830.3 — 1(3L)
Physiology and Endocrinology of Reproduction in Mammals

Topics will be hormones of reproduction, sexual differentiation and maturation, physiology and endocrinology of male reproductive system, reproductive cyclicity in the female, gestation and parturition, reproductive behaviour, and the seasonality of reproductive activity.


VBMS 833.3 — 1/2(3L-1S)
Subclinical Toxicology

Discusses subclinical manifestations to toxic agents. The emphasis will be on immunological and behavioral alterations produced by a variety of chemical agents. Animal models and testing methods used to evaluate the effects will be discussed, along with various public health considerations and significance.

Prerequisite(s): VBMS 836 and PSY 110 or permission of the instructor.



VBMS 838.3 — 1/2(3P)
Research Techniques in Endocrinology and Reproduction I

An advanced course in research techniques in the field of endocrinology and reproduction. Students will spend time in three different research laboratories learning techniques of value to their research work and future career. The course aims to diversify and strengthen the student's preparation in modern research approaches.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


VBMS 839.6 — 1&2(3P)
Research Techniques in Endocrinology and Reproduction II

An advanced course in research techniques in the field of endocrinology and reproduction. Students will spend time in six different research laboratories learning techniques of value to their research work and future career. The course aims to diversify and strengthen the student's preparation in modern research approaches.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


VBMS 840.3 — 2(3L)
Vascular Biology and Toxicology

Examines the physiology of the blood vessels at the tissue, cellular and molecular level. The interaction of blood vessels with blood, the pathophysiology of common vascular diseases, and the effect of toxicants on the circulation are discussed.

Formerly: VBMS 898.


VBMS 850.3 — 1/2(3L)
Lung Cell and Molecular Biology

Designed for in-depth study of lung morphology and physiology as well as mechanisms of lung inflammation.

Formerly: VBMS 898.


VBMS 851.3 — 1/2(3L)
Inflammation and Repair

This advanced course provides the latest concepts and advances in cell and molecular mechanisms of inflammation and subsequent repair.


VBMS 855.3 — 2.5L
Integrative Cardiovscular Physiology and Toxicology

The objectives of this course are to first examine multi-organ integration in the control of cardiovascular physiology. Specifically, ventricular/arterial coupling as well as how cardiac, pulmonary, renal, endocrine and/or neural systems integrate with cardiovascular responses for homeostatic control of blood pressure wil be examined. This course will also explore how these homeostatic mechanisms are altered in pathological processes associated with major human diseases and toxic agents encountered by humans.

Note: VBMS 840 is suggested as a prerequisite, but not required.

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VBMS 880 - 2(2.5L-2P)
Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis for the Natural Sciences

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of experimental design, data analysis and data reporting. The course will cover major univariate parametric and non-parametric tools, including more complex ANOVA designs (nested, repeated-measures, ANCOVAs) as well as a few multivariate ones (MANOCA, PCA).

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VBMS 898.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Problems in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Study of a special topic in the biomedical sciences for which no formal course exists and pertinent to the candidate and their goals. This is general enough to cover the goals of the old courses from the two old departments.

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VBMS 899.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Study of a special topic in the biomedical sciences for which no formal course exists and pertinent to the candidate and their goals. This is general enough to cover the goals of the old courses from the two old departments.


VBMS 990
Seminar

Graduate students in the department are required to attend and participate. The staff and visiting scientists also contribute to the course. Interested undergraduates may be invited to attend and participate.


VBMS 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.


VBMS 996
Research

Students writing a PhD thesis must register for this course.