NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
VET 132 - CLINICAL PATHOLOGY II (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Surveys techniques used in the veterinary hospital laboratory. Includes clinical chemistry, serology and immunology. Emphasizes the use of microscope, automated laboratory equipment and modern diagnostic procedures. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is designed to provide the veterinary technology student with basic knowledge and skill in the area of veterinary immunology, serology and clinical chemistry as applicable in routine clinical practice.

ENTRY-LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Enrollment is limited to program placed students in Veterinary Technology or with approval from Program Head of Veterinary Technology.

COURSE OBJECTIVES/EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME

a. The student will become acquainted with the management and maintenance of the veterinary hospital laboratory.

b. The student will learn the basic principles of the immune system including anatomy, physiology and pathology.

c. The student will learn serological principles utilized as diagnostic methods in veterinary medicine including ELISA and RIA.

d. The student will learn serological techniques using in-hospital test kits currently available.

e. The student will learn special procedures for collection, storage and shipment of serological samples.

f. The student will learn the principles of clinical chemistry testing involving colorimetry and photometry.

g. The students will learn to perform common tests used to evaluate organs employing function tests and enzymology.

h. The students will learn to use various types of clinical chemistry instruments and the routine care of the instruments.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED a. Management of veterinary clinic laboratory, economics, ethics, quality control, cleanliness and orderliness.

b. Principles of testing used in immunology and clinical chemistry.

c. Principles of testing used in immunology and clinical chemistry.

d. Procurement, storage and shipment of diagnostic samples. EXTRA TOPICS TO BE COVERED
a. Review of physiology of organ systems being evaluated.
Revised 6/95

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