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DVM Program Course Descriptions

Department of Animal Management:

AH 220. LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE.
Basic principles of laboratory animal science; importance of laboratory animal in field of veterinary medicine and husbandry of selected laboratory animals.
Prerequisite: NONE
2 hours a week (2 lec
Credit: 2 units

AH 230. ZOO AND WILDLIFE PARK MANAGEMENT.
Fundamentals, principles and application of management of zoos and wildlife parks. Concepts in organizational structures, wildlife handling and presentation of the importance of wildlife to the community.
Prerequisite: NONE
2 hours a week (lecture/fieldtrip to zoos and wildlife park)
Credit: 2 units                                 

Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology

VANA 200. ANIMAL ANATOMY I.
Topographic and regional dissection of the goat.
Prerequisite: ANSCI 200
9 hours a week (3 lec, 6 lab)
Credit: 5 units

VANA 205. ANIMAL ANATOMY II.
Comparative study and dissection of the horse, pig, dog, cat and fowl.
Prerequisite: VANA 200
8 hours a week (2 lec, 6 lab)
Credit: 4 units

VANA 210. DEVELOPMENTAL ANATOMY.
Embryonic and fetal developmental anatomy of domestic animals and poultry, including related reproductive phenomena.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 & ZOO 100
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 lab)
Credit: 3 units

VANA 215. MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY.
Microscopic study of the structures and morphology of cells, tissues and organs of domestic animals.
Prerequisite: VANA 210
8 hours a week (2 lec, 6 lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPHYS 200. SYSTEMATIC PHYSIOLOGY I.
Physiology of muscles, nervous, respiratory, blood, and cardiovascular system.
Prerequisite: CHEM 220
6 hours a week(3 lec, 3 lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPHYS 205. SYSTEMATIC PHYSIOLOGY II.
Physiology of the respiratory, digestive, metabolic, urinary and body fluid systems.
Prerequisite: VPHYS 200
6 hours a week (3 lec, 3 lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPHYS 210.  ETHOLOGY AND ANIMAL WELFARE.
Introduction to animal behavior and animal welfare.
Prerequisite: VPHYS 200
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VPHYS 215 . ENDOCRINOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY.
The endocrine organs, their secretion and functional regulation; physiology of reproduction and related
phenomena.
Prerequisite: VPHYS 205
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 lab)
Credit: 3 units

VPHYS 220. ANIMAL CLIMATOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY.
Fundamentals of Climatology. Mechanics of thermo-regulation and animal adaptation to its environment, body temperature regulations, related nutritional, metabolic and hormonal functions affecting animal
production.
Prerequisite: VPHYS 215
2 hours a week (2 lec)
Credit: 2 units

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

VPATH 200. GENERAL PATHOLOGY.
Principles of pathology and fundamentals of necropsy; histopathological methods and introduction to immunopathology, oncology and teratology.
Prerequisite: VANA 215
8 hours a week (2 lec, 6 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPATH 205. SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY.
Gross and microscopic pathology of the different body systems with emphasis on morphological lesions; necropsy and histopathological studies.
Prerequisite: VPHATH 200
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VPATH 210. MICROSCOPY, MICROTECHNIC AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
Principles and methods in microscopy, animal tissue technique, micro- and macro-photography as applied to the study of pathology.
Prerequisite: VPATH 200
6 hours a week (6 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VPATH 215. CLINICAL PATHOLOGY.
Collection and examination of body fluids and secretions; interpretation of laboratory findings.
Prerequisite: VPATH 205
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VPATH 220. SPECIAL PATHOLOGY.
Studies on the pathology of notifiable and emerging diseases of domestic animals in the tropics.
Prerequisite: VMICR 205 AND VPATH 205
4 hours a week (1 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VPATH 230. TOXICOLOGY.
Study of toxic materials which are organic and inorganic in origin and their effects on the animal body systems.
Prerequisites: VPHYS 205 and VPATH 205
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VMICR 200. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY.
Principles and fundamentals of microbiology, taxonomy and basic laboratory techniques and their application to the study of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 and ZOO 100
6 hours a week (3 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VMICR 205. BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY.
Physiological, cultural characteristics, growth requirements of bacteria and fungi and their pathogenesis, diagnosis and control.
Prerequisite: VMICR 200
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 lab)
Credit: 3 units

VMICR 210. VETERINARY  VIROLOGY.
Viruses of veterinary importance, their pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention and control.
Prerequisite: VMICR 200
4 hours a week (1 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VMICR 215. FUNDAMENTALS OF IMMUNOLOGY.
Viruses of veterinary importance, their pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, prevention and control.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 and ZOO 100
5 hours a week (2  lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VMICR 220. INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF WILDLIFE, FISH AND LABORATORY ANIMALS. Diseases of veterinary importance to wildlife, fish and laboratory animals - their pathogenesis, diagnosis, control and prevention.
Prerequisite: VMICR 200
2 hours a week (2 lec)
Credit: 2 units

VPARA 200. VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY.
Study of arthropods of veterinary importance- morphology, classification, life cycle, pathogenesis, prevention and control.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 and ZOO 100
5 hours a week (2 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VPARA 205. PROTOZOOLOGY.
Study of protozoa of veterinary importance- morphology, classification, life a cycle, pathogenesis, control and prevention.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 and ZOO 100
4 hours a week (1 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VPARA 210. HELMINTHOLOGY. Helmiths of veterinary importance- their morphology, classification, life cycle, pathogenesis, control and prevention.
Prerequisite: VPARA 200 and VPARA 205
8 hours a week (2 lec, 6 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPH 200. ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION.
Effects of modern agriculture on ecology of natural systems with emphasis on role of animal husbandry and its relation to environmental sanitation.
Prerequisite: BOT 100 and Zoo 100
5  hours a week (2  lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VPH 205. EPIZOOTIOLOGY.
Pattern of occurrence of epizootic diseases.
Prerequisite: VMICR 200
3 hours a week (3 lec)
Credit: 3 units

VPH 210. ZOONOSES.
Diseases shared by man and animals- epidemiology, prevention and control,
Prerequisite: VPH 205
6  hours a week (3 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPH 215. FOOD HYGIENE.
Hygienic principles applied in the handling, processing, and storage of meat, milk and their derivative products, inspection standards, regulations and laws and their application.
Prerequisite: VPH 205
6 hours a week (3 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

VPHAR 200. GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY.
Principles of pharmacy, pharmacology and therapeutics of drugs acting on the different body systems.
Prerequisite: VPHYS  205
6 hours a week (3 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VPHAR 205. THERAPEUTICS AND TOXICOLOGY.
Chemotherapy, fluid therapy and toxicology; their effects on the animals body systems.
Prerequisite: VPHAR 200
6 hours a week (3 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 4 units

VSURG 300. PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY.
Fundamentals of restraint, instrumentation, wound and fracture management, surgical techniques and anesthesia.
Prerequisite: VPHAR 200
6 hours a week (2 lec, 3 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VSURG 305. SURGERY OF LARGE ANIMALS.
Discussion and practice of specific surgical techniques in ruminants, swine and horses.
Prerequisite: VSURG 300
7 hours a week (1 lec, 6 Lab)
Credit: 3 units

VSURG 310. SURGERY OF SMALL ANIMALS.
Discussion and practice of specific surgical techniques in small domestic animals.
Prerequisite: VSURG 300
7 hours a week (1 lec, 6 Lab)
Credit: 2 units

VSURG 315. VETERINARY IMAGING
Principles, operation and application of radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography and other emerging
equipments that could serve as aid to diagnosis.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
4 hours a week (1 lec, 3 lab)
Credit:  2 units

VMED 300. PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE MANAGEMENT.
Principles of diagnosis, treatment, and control of diseases. supplemental demonstration of actual cases.        
Prerequisite: VPATH 200/ VMICR 200/VPHYS 200
2  hours a week (2 lec)
Credit: 2 units

VMED 303. ETHNO-VETERINARY MEDICINE.
Principles and application of herbal medicine to veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VMED 305. DISEASES OF SMALL ANIMALS.
Etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control of common and important infectious and non-infectious diseases of dogs and cats.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
4 hours a week (4 lec)
Credit: 4 units

VMED 310. DISEASES OF SWINE AND POULTRY
The etiology, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, control and prevention of common and important infectious diseases of swine and poultry in the Philippines,
Prerequisite: VMED 300
3 hours a week (3 lec)
Credit: 3 units

VMED 315. DISEASES OF RUMINANTS.
Etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control of common and important infectious and non-infectious diseases of ruminants.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
4 hours a week (4 lec)
Credit: 4 units

VMED 320. OBSTETRICS.
Pregnancy diagnosis, procedures of interventions in cases of dystocia, postpartum diseases, abortions, artificial insemination and related conditions.
Prerequisite: VPHYS 210 AND VSURG 315
5  hours a week (2 lec, 3 LAB)
Credit: 3 units

VMED 325. JURISPRUDENCE, ETHICS, GOVERNMENT LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Laws and regulations governing practice of veterinary medicine profession and the control of diseases. Ethical practices governing veterinarian-client relations as well as relations among veterinary practitioners.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department
2 hours a week (2 lec)
Credit: 2 units

VMED 330. DISEASES OF HORSES
Etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of common and important infectious and non-infectious diseases of horses.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit:  1 unit

VMED 340. VETERINARY INFORMATICS.
Application of computer technology in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: COMSCI 100 and VMED 300
3 hours a week (3 lab)
Credit: 1 hour

VMED 398. VETERINARY SEMINAR.
Recent advances in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: Completion of 5th year Courses
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VMED 305. CLINICAL ORIENTATION II.
Continuation of Clinical Orientation I. Review of breeds of companion animals, management of common clinical complaints, and diseases, zoonoses, clinical radiography, overview of the animal industry and herd health programs.
Prerequisite: VCLIN 300
6 hours a week (6 lab)
Credit: 2 units

VMED 335. WILDLIFE MEDICINE.  
Etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases affecting wildlife.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
2 hours a week (2 lec)
Credit:  3 units

VMED 340. EXOTIC MEDICINE.
Etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of emerging diseases and diseases not endogenous in the Philippines.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit:  1 unit

VMED 345. AQUATIC MEDICINE.
Etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases affecting fishes and other aquatic animals.
Prerequisite: VMED 300
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VCLIN 310. CLINICAL INTERNSHIP.
Internship at the CLSU Veterinary Hospital supplemented with a review management of emergency cases, nutrition and care of animals, special therapeutic procedures, common diseases of food animals and veterinary drugs in the local market. Reporting, presentation and discussion of selected cases by senior students together with the clinical staff.
Prerequisite: Completion of 5th year courses
18 hours a week (18 lab)
Credit: 6 units

VCLIN 315. FIELD EXPERIENCE.
Sending out of clinicians to the different veterinary stations. The CLSU station focusing on veterinary economic and feasibility studies, introduction to veterinary associations, status of veterinary practice in the country, review of breeds of food animals, reproduction, breeding, meat inspection, diagnostic procedures, ECG and advances in diagnostic procedures abroad.
Prerequisite: VCLIN 300
42 hours a week (42 lab)
Credit: 14 units

VCLIN 320. CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE I.
Presentation of interesting clinical cases.
Prerequisite: VCLIN 320
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VCLIN 325. CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE II.
Continuation of Clinico-Pathological Conference I.
Prerequisite: VCLIN 320
1 hour a week (1 lab)
Credit: 1 unit

VSM 400. THESIS 1/CASE REPORT I.
Thesis outline writing.
Prerequisite: Completion of fourth year subjects.
1 hour a week (1 lec)
Credit: 1 unit

VSM 405. THESIS II / CASES REPORT II.
Experimentation and data gathering.
Prerequisite: VSM 400
Credit: 2 units

VSM 410. THESIS II/CASE REPORT III.
Writing of the final manuscript and presentation to the College Faculty.  
Prerequisite: VSM 405
Credit: 3 units

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