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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Undergraduate courses in Comparative Medicine

COMPMED 81N. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Comparative approach to common mammals, laboratory, and domestic species. The unique adaptations of each species in terms of its morphological, anatomical, and behavioral characteristics. How these species interact with human beings and other animals. GER: DB-NatSci

3 units, Win (Bouley, D)

COMPMED 83Q. Horse Medicine

Preference to sophomores. The most common equine diseases, ranging from colic to lameness. Equine anatomy and physiology relevant to topics in equine medicine. Equine infectious diseases, care of the newborn foal, medical emergencies, and neurological disorders.

1-2 units, not given this year

COMPMED 84Q. Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

(S,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Infectious diseases impacting veterinary and human health around the world today. Mechanisms of disease, epidemiology, and underlying diagnostic, treatment and control principles associated with these pathogens.

3 units, Spr (Felt, S)

COMPMED 107. Comparative Neuroanatomy

(Same as COMPMED 207.) Functional organization and evolution of the vertebrate nervous system. Topics include paleoneurology, cladistic analysis, allometry, mosaic versus concerted evolution, and evolution of brain region structure, connectivity, and neurons. Comparisons between structure and function of vertebrate forebrains including hippocampi. Evolution of the primate visual and sensorimotor central nervous system as related to vocalization, socialization, and intelligence.

4 units, Aut (Buckmaster, P; Darian-Smith, C)

COMPMED 110. Pre-Vet Advisory

For students interested in a career in veterinary medicine. Guest speakers present career options in veterinary medicine. Networking with other pre-vet students. How to meet the academic and practical experience prerequisites for admission to veterinary school. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit, Aut (Bouley, D), Win (Bouley, D), Spr (Bouley, D)

COMPMED 198. Undergraduate Directed Reading in Comparative Medicine

May be taken as a prelude to research and may also involve participation in a lab or research group seminar and/or library research.

1-3 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

COMPMED 199. Undergraduate Research

Investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-3 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

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