Class Courses

CPB 85602 Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology1

An introduction to the bacterial and fungal agents of animals. The morphology, and physiology of the organisms are discussed along with the pathogenic features of infectious agents and host responses to infection. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and control of the various diseases will also be presented.

Course Goals

The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the basic principles of veterinary bacteriology and mycology and basic microbiology laboratory techniques.

Learning Objectives

Students will develop basic knowledge of clinically relevant bacterial and fungal agents of disease in animals, including taxonomy, virulence factors, and pathogenesis (including transmission), with less emphasis on diagnosis and treatment (though these will be discussed). The course includes a brief introduction to antimicrobial chemotherapy and judicious use of antimicrobial agents. Students will learn which agents are considered zoonotic or of other public health importance (e.g. foodborne pathogens, bioterrorism potential, etc.). Students will practice basic microbiology laboratory techniques.


Fall 2011, Fall 2012 , Fall 2013, Fall 2014 (Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award), Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

CPB 62200 Microbial Pathogenesis

The course discusses animal and human pathogens including bacteria, viruses, fungi. In addition to understanding the mechanisms by which various pathogens cause human and animal disease, students will also be exposed to research in microbial pathogenesis that addresses mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and the development of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines.


Fall 2017

BMS 81800 Basic and Applied Pharmacology and Principles of Toxicology

The course focuses on the study of drugs with actions related to chemotherapeutic agents (including antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic drugs). The course also introduces principles of toxicology.


Spring 2018

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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