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Courses Offered by the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology Lectures/ME300.713 2013 Lectures680.700 Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology Research Seminar Series
Instructor: Dr. Zink and MCP Faculty;  Fridays, 1-2pm during academic year.

Description: One hour seminars by JH faculty and outside guest speakers dealing with naturally occuring diseases of animals that relate to medical research and human disease, and with animal models of human disease. Fridays 1:00 pm (September through June)
2011-2012 Schedule

2010-2011 Schedule       2009-2010 Schedule       2008-2009 Schedule

680.701 Comparative Pathobiology & Genetically Engineered Mice
Dr. Huso and others. Offered fourth quarter; Even-numbered years. Prerequisities: Courses in biology, histology, and physiology or permission from course director.
Description: This is a course in comparative pathology and disease mechanisms for graduate students.  Lecture and laboratory (microscopy) introduction to comparative pathobiology of the major organ systems. Pathology and pathophysiology themes that are shared across many species are covered, particularly those relevant to mouse genetic models and human disease.
2010 Schedule

680.702 LAM/PATH Integrated Problem Solving (LIPS)
Instructors: MCP Faculty; Offered all quarters; Mondays at 1:00, BRB 801
Lecture PDFs
2010-2011 Schedule

680.703 Animal Pathology Laboratory
Instructor: Dr. Zink and MCP Faculty;  Offered all quarters. Credit to be arranged. Prerequisite: 680.701, or Pathology 300.600, or their equivalents.
Description: A limited number of persons may serve as prosectors on the animal pathology diagnostic service. This entails responsibility for gross and microscopic examination of diseased animals and tissues submitted for diagnosis by investigators within the institutions, by practicing veterinarians, by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Complete necropsy and histopathology laboratories are available and prosectors work under close faculty supervision. Rotational assignments may vary according to schedules.

680.705 Introductory Course in Large Animal Surgery
Instructors: Dr. Ruben.
 Schedule and syllabus vary with specific aims.
Description: For investigators, residents and students to gain expertise in anesthesia and specific procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, open surgery, instrument use and handling, suturing, catheter and/or sheath placement, intubation.

680.706 Molecular Biology- Fundamentals and Protocols
Lucio Gama; Offered in the Summer.
Description: This course will offer a broad review of molecular biology for postdocs and residents in Pathology and Laboratory Animal Medicine, focusing primarily on techniques and protocols routinely employed in basic science research.

ME: 680.707 - Experimental Design and Scientific Writing
Instructors: Dr. Zink, MCP faculty, and others.
Description: First Quarter.  2-330pm Mondays.  Room to be announced.
Course description and 2011 Schedule

680.710 Clinical Conference in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Dr. Adams; Friday, 9am-10am. Year round.
Description: Weekly conferences in clinical laboratory animal medicine and clinical pathology. Attendance by comparative medicine and comparative pathology fellows is expected. The course is open to all other students, fellows and faculty.

680.711 Comparative Pathology Conference (Slide Conference)
Instructor: Dr. Zink and MCP Faculty; Fridays 12-1pm; Year round.  BRB, 8th floor conference room, 801.
Description: This is a weekly one hour diagnostic slide conference focuses on the discussion of histologic and electron microscopic examples of unknown cases drawn from a wide variety of animal species. Cases are available for study during the week preceding the conference. Participants describe the cases, give differential diagnoses, and discuss etiology and pathogenesis with the guidance of faculty members.
2010 Schedule       2009 Schedule       2008 Schedule

680.712 Phenotyping for Functional Genetics Go to Phenotyping Course home page.
Instructor: Dr. Brayton , Dr. Watson and others; Offered as a 5-day short course in July in 2010, 2011, concurrent with the Mouse Pathobiology and Phenotyping Short Course.   (Was offered as a 3rd quarter course 2006-9)  Description: This course introduces the student to mouse biology, pathology, genetics, practical and multidisciplinary phenotyping for translational research, includes lectures, 3 hands on laboratory sessions, exhibits, tours, poster session, pathology slide conference. Phenotyping and preclinical translational science expertise at JHMI are emphasized.
GO to 2011 course website, and downloadable syllabus material.

680.713 Regulations that Govern Animal Research
Course Director: Dr. Kelly A. Metcalf Pate
Course description: Federal legislation dictates how scientists can use animals in research, and is supplemented by a number of guidelines that instiutions must follow in order to receive NIH funds.  This course systematically reviews the laws and regulations that govern animarl research, and is especially suitable for veterinarians preparing to sit for American College of Laboratory Animal Medcine board exam and for members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. 
Time: Thursdays 4 - 5pm

680.802 Journal Club for Laboratory Animal Medicine Board Review
Instructor: Dr. Scorpio; Offered all quarters; Tuesdays, 4pm.-? Ross Building conference room 403

187.620 Toxicological Pathology
Dr. Gabrielson and others; Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00-4:50, Offered even-numbered years. Description: Focuses on pathophysiology and pathologic responses of toxicity induced by toxins of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, reproductive, neurological, immune, and gastrointestinal systems. A review of normal histology for the specific organ systems is compared to examples of acute and chronic toxicity to illustrate light microscopic and ultrastructural damage with correlation to altered physiology and function. The course integrates into each organ system studied a review of standard techniques used in toxicity studies including the use of animal necropsy, histology/pathology, various tissue molecular biological techniques, transgenic mice, and noninvasive physiological monitoring.
2013 Lectures

300.713 Pathology for Graduate Students: Basic Mechanisms
Dr. Gabrielson & others; Offered Fall semester, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2011 Lectures

2012 Lectures

2013 Lectures

2014 Lectures

Identification of Parasites in Tissue Sections
Instructor: Dr. Poynton; offered first or second quarter; even numbered years; some Fridays 11:30am - 1:00 pm. BRB 801. Description: These classes provide an introduction to the art and science of identifying parasites in tissue sections. The basic principles are explained, along with descriptions of the distinctive morphological features of each major parasite group, and use of special stains. The importance of ultrastructural and molecular approaches to parasite identification is also considered, and participants are introduced to pivotal literature and terminology. Emphasis is placed identification of parasites in animal tissues.

Phenotyping and Comparative Pathology Tuesday PM slide conference
Dr. Braytonmonthly slide conference, Tuesday 4-6pm; 801 BRB.
Description: interactive, case/slide conference; emphasizes recent cases within and beyond JHU.  Interesting cases and glass slides welcome! More information at

Veterinary Pathology Mock Exam
Instructor: Dr. Gabrielson and others - contact Contact Dr. Gabrielson for more information, to contribute or to participate.
Participating institutions have included: AFIP, NC state; Penn State, UPenn, Vtech
Description: 1- day format including: Histopathology (written), Gross Pathology (written), General Pathology (multiple guess), Clinical Pathology (multiple guess), Veterinary Pathology (multiple guess), in a friendly, rural, 'quiz in the country' setting.
June 25, 2011
April 24, 2010
April, 2009
April, 2008

For additional information about courses offered by the Dept of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, contact Nancy Nath


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