VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
Course Code Course Description Credit 2
VPC 312: General Pharmacology
History and basic principles of Veterinary
Pharmacology and toxicology including drug
forms, excretion, mechanisms of action and
drug qua ntitation. General pharmacology of
the autoncmic and central nervous systems.
VPC 411: Systemic Veterinary Pharmacology 3
Drugs acting on the digestive, renal,
cardiovascular, endocrine, reproductive, and
respiratory systems of animals. Principles of
hypersensitivity, histamine, serotonin,
prostaglandins, cytokines and related substances.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances.
VPC 422: Veterinary Chemotherapy 3
A study of chemotherapeutic agents including
anti-protozoal, anti-cancer drugs, anthelmintics,
antiseptics, disinfectants, vitamins and immune
therapeutic drugs. Antimicrobial resistance.
VPC 424: Veterinary Toxicology 2
General principles of toxicology. Toxicology
of heavy metals, poisonous plants, toxins,
nitrates, cyanides and environmental toxicology.
Toxicological antidotes and clinical usages.
VPC 511: Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy 2
Principles of drugs dependency, compounding
and prescription. Common drug abbreviations.
Apothecary and avoirdupois weights, household
equivalents of weights and measures. The
therapeutic strategies: choice of drugs and monitoring
of therapeutic responses. Organization of pharmacy
inventory in a Veterinary hospital. Veterinary
form ulary. Medicinal plants of veterinary importance.
Course Code Course Description Credit Units
VMB 322: General Microbiology 3
History of Microbiology of organisms, Toxonomy.
Physiology and Biochemistry of organisms. Bacteriological
methods and techniques. Sterilization and Disinfection.
Antibiotics, Environmental bacteriology.
VMB 324: Veterinary Immunology 1
Historical perspectives. Review of the anatomy and
histology of immunological organs, Macrophages,
lymphocytes and plasma cells. Cytokines and
Immune responses. Antigen reaction. Principles
of Immunotherapy. Vaccines, Immunization and
Immunological aspects of cancer.
VMB 411: Pathogenic Bacteriology & Mycology 4
General characteristics, growth requirements,
resistance, pathogenicity, immunity, diagnosis
and public health significance of animal pathogens.
Fungi, Rickettsia and related organisms. Mycoplasma
and related organisms.
VMB 422: Virology 2
Structure, characteristics and classification of
viruses. Pathogenesis, immunity and transmission
of viruses. Nature and importance of prions and