Courses Offered By MCP

Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology Graduate Courses

680.700 One Medicine

Instructors: Dr. Gabrielson, MCP Faculty and others.
Schedule: Fridays, 1:30-2:30pm during academic year.
Description: One hour seminars by JH faculty and outside guest speakers dealing with naturally occurring diseases of animals that relate to medical research and human disease, and with animal models of human disease.
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680.701 Comparative Pathobiology & Genetically Engineered Mice

Instructor: TBD.
Schedule: Offered fourth quarter; Even-numbered years.
Prerequisites: 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.

680.702 Laboratory Animal Medicine (formerly LAM/Path Integrated Problem Solving)

Instructors: Dr. Metcalf Pate
Schedule: Offered all quarters; Mondays from 3pm - 4pm in Ross 403.
Description: This course offers an curriculum geared toward students pursuing laboratory animal medicine. Students explore a wide variety of issues involving laboratory animals including colony design and management, legal and regulatory requirements, diseases, and pathology.

680.703 Animal Pathology Laboratory

Instructors: MCP Faculty.
Schedule: Offered all quarters.
Prerequisites: 680.701, Pathology 300.600, or equivalent.
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

Instructor: Dr. Garrett.
Schedule: Varies according to 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.

680.710 Clinical Conference in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Instructor: Dr. Adams.
Schedule: Fridays, 9am – 10am, year round in Ross 403.
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)

Instructors: Dr. Mankowski and MCP Faculty.
Schedule: 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.
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680.712 Phenotyping for Functional Genetics

Instructors: Dr. Brayton, Dr. Watson and others.
Schedule: Offered as an annual 5-day short course.
Description: This course is intended for graduate students or postdocs at any level, who work with, or expect to work with mouse models and genetically engineered mice. It provides information, practical tools and skills essential to the optimal use of mice in translational research. The 5 day short-course on mouse biology, pathology, genetics, practical and multidisciplinary phenotyping for translational research includes >30 hours of lectures, 3 hours of hands on laboratory sessions, exhibits, tours, poster session, pathology slide conference. Phenotyping and preclinical translational science expertise at JHMI are emphasized.

680.713 Regulations that Govern Animal Research

Instructor: Dr. Metcalf Pate.
Schedule: Wednesdays from 4pm - 5pm in Ross 403.
Description: Federal legislation dictates how scientists can use animals in research, and is supplemented by a number of guidelines that institutions must follow in order to receive NIH funds. This course systematically reviews the laws and regulations that govern animal research, and is especially suitable for veterinarians preparing to sit for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam and for members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

680.802 Journal Club for Laboratory Animal Medicine Board Review

Instructor: Dr. Garrett.
Schedule: Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm Ross 403.

187.620 (SPH) Toxicological Pathology.

Instructor: Dr. Gabrielson and others
Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00-4:50PM, 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.

300.713 Pathology for Graduate Students: Basic Mechanisms

Instructor: Dr. Gabrielson and others.
Schedule: Offered Fall semester, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Phenotyping and Comparative Pathology Tuesday PM slide conference

Instructor: Dr. Brayton.
Schedule: Monthly over summer, Tuesday 4-6pm 801 MRB.
Description: Interactive, case/slide conference; emphasizes recent cases within and beyond JHU. Interesting cases and glass slides welcome! More information can be found here.

Veterinary Pathology Mock Exam

Instructor: Dr. Gabrielson and others
Schedule: Annually, summer.
Description: 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 choice), Clinical Pathology (multiple choice), Veterinary Pathology (multiple choice), in a highly collegial setting.