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BIOMED: Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences

In addition to the four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, the college offers a variety of undergraduate courses. Currently the college does not offer a major or minor in any of the departments. However, courses serve as electives for other degree programs, a component to the Bachelor of General Studies degree, and as partial requirements in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Scholars program.

Certificate of Achievement in Biomedical Sciences
A dean's certificate of achievement is awarded to any student who takes at least 15 credit hours in BIOMED courses and achieves a BIOMED GPA of 3.0, or higher, with no less than a C- in any BIOMED course on the first attempt.

 

Current Undergraduate Courses

FALL SEMESTER

Biomedical Career Explorations BIOMED 1010: An introductory course for freshmen interested in a career in some aspect of the biomedical sciences. (1 hour credit)

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 2085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Animal Handling and Physical Restraint BIOMED 2120: Procedures for handling and restraining a variety of animals with emphasis on safety of the animal and its handler.
(2 hours credit)

Animal Sanitation and Disease Prevention BIOMED 2230: Preventative measures for disease and parasites of farm animals.
(3 hours credit)

Inactivity and Disease BIOMED 2420: Biology of inactivity as a casual factor in chronic disease.
(2 hours credit)

Internship in Biomedical Sciences BIOMED 2940: Supervised work experience to develop technical skills and enhance knowledge in an area of biomedical sciences.
(Credits arranged)

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 3085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Animal Welfare & Ethics BIOMED 3300: Contemporary issues in biomedical science relating to the use of animals in research and agriculture.
(3 hours credit)

Pharmacology BIOMED 3326: General principles of pharmodynamics in domesticated animals.
(3 hours credit) Bio Sci credit*

Life Sciences Research: Models and Methods BIOMED 4010: A review of basic laboratory animal and non-animal research models and procedures commonly used in academia and the drug/chemical industry.
(3 hours credit) Bio Sci credit*

Veterinary Cell Biology BIOMED 4333 (Same as VBMS 5506 Veterinary Molecular and Cellular Biology): Course material stresses cell biology as related to animal health and medical issues. Consent of instructor required.
(4 hours credit) Bio Sci credit*

SPRING SEMESTER

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 2085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Biomedical Terminology BIOMED 2110: Terms commonly used in the life sciences.
(3 hours credit) Communications Credit*

Veterinary Medical Terminology BIOMED 2111: Medical terms unique to veterinary medicine. Must be taken after or concurrent with BIOMED 2110.
(1 hour credit) Communications Credit*

Companion Animals BIOMED 2140: Focus on companion dog, cat, and horse owner concerns such as health issues, zoonoses, legal responsibilities, inbreeding, choice-of-breeds, behavioral problems, and loss of companion animals.
(3 hours credit)

Microbiology for Health Sciences BIOMED 2210: A basic microbiology course for Nursing, Health Related Professions and other interested students.
(5 hours credit) Bio Sci Credit*

Internship in Biomedical Sciences BIOMED 2940: Supervised work experience to develop technical skills and enhance knowledge in an area of biomedical sciences.
(Credits arranged)

Problems in Biomedical Research BIOMED 3085: Assignment of problems for training in research.
(Credits arranged)

Equine Health Topics BIOMED 3310: Contemporary issues relating to horse health.
Requires AN SCI 3254 or equivalent (contact instructor for consent)
(3 hours credit)

TIME DETERMINED BY INSTRUCTOR

Parasitology BIOMED 3250: Parasites of medical and veterinary importance are discussed as are the principles of parasitism.
(3 hours credit)

Techniques in Pathology BIOMED 3335: Methods and techniques in fixing, preparing, and staining pathological specimens (cr. arr.).

Clinical Epidemiology and Environmental Health BIOMED 3347: Ecologic basis of health and cause-effect relationships. Evaluation of control programs. Includes epidemiology of important acute and chronic disease (cr. arr.).

*These courses meet a portion of the Biological Sciences or Communications requirements for entering the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine is affiliated with the Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges And Universities (MMACU), a consortium Of MU, Williams Woods University, Stephens College, Westminster College, and Lincoln University. Full-time undergraduate students at the five member colleges may take courses for credit on any of the five campuses. The intent of cross-registration is to support students' educational needs when a desired course is unavailable at the home institution or when there are inherent schedule conflicts. Forms and additional information are available from the MMACU office, 11 Jesse Hall, 573-882-6598.

For further information about undergraduate classes offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact:

C.B. Chastain, DVM, MS, DACVIM
(Internal Medicine)
Professor
W-231 Veterinary Medicine Building
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-9594
E-mail: chastainc@missouri.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Professors:
Dr. Frank Booth
Dr. M.H. Laughlin
Dr. Rebecca Johnson
Dr. Phillip Johnson

Associate Professors:
Dr. R. Cowart
Dr. C.S. Reddy

Assistant Professors:
Dr. D. Bowles
Dr. K. Branson
Dr. C. Datz
Dr. T. Reilly

 

College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3554
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