One hours seminars by Johns Hopkins 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
Lectures given by current postdoctoral fellows and their faculty mentors of the department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology to give a solid foundation on which they can use for ACLAM and ACVP Board preparation.
Limited number of persons 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 with 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 very according to schedules.
Weekly conferences in clinical laboratory animal medicine and clinical pathology. Attendance by comparative medicine and comparative pathology fellows is expected.
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.
This course is intended for graduate students or postdocs at any level, who currently work with, or expect to work with mouse models and genetically engineered mice. This course offers up to 42 contact hours: 11.5hr Laboratory sessions; 24.5hr Lectures; 7 hr. poster sessions, laboratory tours, pathology slide conference. Four (4) Hands-on Laboratory sessions (11.5 hours total) include clinical and physical examination of mice, specimen collection, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology. Familiarity with basic anatomy is expected for participation in laboratory sessions. ONLY Students registered to take this course FOR CREDIT may participate in laboratory sessions.
Weekly lecture given by current laboratory animal medicine postdoctoral fellows on the regulations that govern animal research as a part of ACLAM board preparation.
This course will cover essential knowledge on the pathology of domestic and laboratory animals with an emphasis on covering material most relevant to anatomic pathology boards. Diseases are organized by system, including: alimertary, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, endocrine, bone marrow/blood, nervous, skeletal muscle, skeletal, integument, reproductive (male and female), and the ear and eye. The lectures are geared towards veterinarians pursuing specialty training in anatomic pathology, but may be of interest to select pre-veterinary, veterinary and graduate students, research and veterinary technicians and biomedical researchers.
This course will cover essential knowledge on the biology, husbandry, management and medicine of animals in a research setting, and familiarize participants with common animal models for human disease. The lectures are geared towards veterinarians pursuing specialty training in laboratory animal medicine, but may be of interest to select preveterinary, veterinary and graduate students, research and veterinary technicians and biomedical researchers.
Weekly journal club for laboratory animal medicine board review.