Medical Sciences 4100G

Note: this course is being offered for the final time for the 2022-2023 Academic Year and will only be offered as One Health 4100G in future Academic Years.

Medical Sciences 4100G (cross-listed with One Health 4100G) is an introduction to the field of laboratory animal science and comparative human and animal pathology. Major topics include animal biology and disease, animals as models of human diseases, genetic manipulation of research animals, and major intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting biomedical research.

Animals are vital to a wide range of ecosystems and support human civilization by various means.  The One Health concept acknowledges the global interdependence of people, animals, and the environment. This course spotlights the animal component of One Health. Areas of exploration during this course include wildlife, livestock, and companion animals in addition to use of animals in research, and comparative human and animal pathology. The structure of this course aims to promote academic investigation, critical thinking, and effective communication.

2 lecture hours; 0.5 course

Enrolment in Year 4 of a BMSc degree or an Honours BSc degree.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe how wildlife, livestock, companion animals, and laboratory research animals are fundamental in the One Health paradigm
  • Critically assess species applicability as a model for disease
  • Effectively communicate academic findings in written form

Course Syllabus: See One Health 4100G