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VMP (Veterinary Science - VMP)
907
032282
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Cancer Pathogenesis and Diagnosis
Cancer Pathogen & Diag
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - PHP Department (19VMF)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Heather Shive
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1100NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: 3rd year DVM student
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will enable the student to describe the steps that lead from a normal cell to a fully malignant neoplasm, understand underlying molecular mechanisms, and correlate these mechanisms to relevant treatment options. Students will be able to classify different tumor types and deduce the impact of the neoplasm on the host and host responses. Students will also learn to assess clinical samples to make a relevant clinical diagnosis of tumor type and predicted behavior.

AS a part of the curricular revision, this elective will provide students the opportunity to gain additional training in cancer pathogenesis and diagnosis in veterinary medicine.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicineMarcelo Rodriguez-PueblaAny potential overlap will be only in essential mechanisms related to carcinogenesis. In particular, the emphasis on pathologic and cytologic features of cancers and the focus on veterinary species will distinguish VMP 907 from CBS 771.
Existing faculty and resources will be sufficient to meet the needs of this course.

The course is designed to synthesize cancer concepts across various disciplines in veterinary medicine, with an emphasis on pathogenic mechanisms that impact cancer initiation and progression. Course content will build upon material previously presented in general pathology and medicine courses to provide students with a deeper understanding of cancer pathogenesis and diagnosis in animal species.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and classify different types of neoplasms

  • Explain the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the transition from normal cell to malignant cell

  • Interpret and describe features of cells that are indicative of malignancy

  • Use cytologic and histologic features of neoplastic cell populations to predict patient prognosis

  • Integrate the Hallmarks of Cancer into a unified general mechanism for cancer pathogenesis

  • Assess the role of host immunity in limiting or eliminating neoplasms


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes10%Four open-book Moodle quizzes will take place during the course.
Exam35%Midterm Exam - will cover the first half of the course material.
Final Exam35%Final Exam - will cover the second half of the course material.
Project20%Each student will complete one case-based project. Case analysis will include clinical, histologic, and cytologic features from a patient with cancer that are supportive of the diagnosis and the basic pathogenic mechanisms that underlie these features.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Week 11 lectureCancer: introduction, nomenclature, and impact in veterinary medicine
Week 21 lectureCancer Evolution
Week 31 lectureCancer Progression
Week 41 lectureCancer Etiology
Week 51 lectureMolecular Basis of Cancer I
Week 61 lectureMolecular Basis of Cancer II
Week 71 lectureEnvironmental Factors in Carcinogenesis
Week 81 lectureSystemic Effects of Cancer
Week 91 lectureCancer Diagnosis I
Week 101 lectureCancer Diagnosis II
Week 111 lectureCancer Diagnosis III
Week 121 lectureCancer Diagnosis IV
Week 131 lectureImmunology and Cancer
mlnosbis 12/1/2015: CBS/TOX 771 is Cancer Biology. Possible consult with those programs?

ghodge 12/08/2015: Send back to department to confirm that the CVM review addressed the above CBS/TOX course. Note in consultation area or in comments section. Then, ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-The only thing that could improve it is to list the specific topics that will be on exam 1 and the topics for exam 2, rather than saying the first and second half of the course.
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