Anatomic Pathology PhD for DVMs

Course Requirements for Anatomic Pathology PhD
V PTH 549 Clinical Pathology Laboratory (diagnostics) 1 Cr
V PTH 550 Surgical Pathology Laboratory 2 Cr
V PTH 551 Postmortem Pathology Laboratory 2 Cr
GR ST 565 Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Engineering 1 Cr
V PTH 570* Systemic Pathology I 4 Cr
V PTH 571* Systemic Pathology II 4 Cr
V PTH 604 Pathology Case Seminar 1 Cr
V PTH 605A Current Topics Seminar - Defense Seminar 1 Cr
V PTH 606A Diagnostic Interpretation - Case Materials for preliminary examination req Cr R
V PTH 699A Research Cr variable
STAT 587 Statistics (not engineering section) 4 Cr
Veterinary Pathology (List A) 10 Cr
Biological Sciences (List B) (only 6 credits of Immunology can be used) 10 Cr
Elective courses (List C) Note: Additional courses may be recommended by the POS committee Cr variable
Total 72 Cr

*Requirements for VPTH 570 and 571 may be waived by the Department Chair and Residency Coordinator for students with residency training or ACVP certification; test-out is available on request

List A: Veterinary Pathology Options
V PTH 551 Postmortem Pathology Laboratory 1-3 Cr
V PTH 679 Histopathology of Laboratory Animals 2 Cr
VDPAM 551 Advanced Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine 1-3 Cr
V PTH 590A Special Topics (Section A Veterinary Pathology) 1-4 Cr
List B: Recommended Courses in Biological Sciences
BBMB 404, 405 or BBMB 420 Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II or Mammalian Biochemistry 3 Cr each
BBMB 411 Techniques in Biochemical Research 4 Cr
VMPM 575 Immunology 3 Cr
VMPM 520 Medical Immunology I 4 Cr
VMPM 629 Advanced Topics in Cellular Immunology 2 Cr
VMPM/BBMB 615 Molecular Immunology 3 Cr
GEN 409* Molecular Genetics 3 Cr
MCDB/GDCB 511 Advanced Molecular Genetics 3 Cr
MCDB/GDCB 528 Advances in Molecular Cell Biology 3 Cr
A, B, C
Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques 1-5 Cr
List C: Additional Recommended Courses
TOX 501 Principles of Toxicology 3 Cr
VMPM 608 Molecular Virology 3 Cr
V PTH/VMPM 660 Pathogenesis of Persistent Infections 2 Cr
V PTH 530 Teaching and Learning in Veterinary Medical Education 3 Cr
HG ED 561 College Teaching 3 Cr

The PhD degree requires 72 credits (12 must be taken outside VPTH). The DVM degree is required.

*GEN 409 – Basic molecular genetics

Revised 07/07/23