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Objectives

  • Student learning objective 1: Be able to recall the various disease-producing agents in the respiratory system and describe their interaction with normal lung tissue to cause loss of function (pathophysiology).
  • Student learning objective 2: Be able to recall the diagnostic methods specific to the respiratory system (both invasive and non-invasive) and understand the use and interpretation of these methods in the approach to various types of respiratory disease.
  • Student learning objective 3: Be able to understand how different regions of the respiratory system function normally and are changed through disease. Be able to recognize these changes histopathologically.
  • Student learning objective 4: Be able to recall the disease agents most prevalent in major groups of veterinary patients (ie. Equine, bovine, small animal, lab animal, etc.) and to identify the characteristic pathologic changes.

Topics

  • Course Schedule, Faculty, and Objectives
  • Respiratory Physiology Review
  • Acid-Base Physiology
  • Structure & Function of Airways and Alveolar Region
  • Lung Injury and Pneumonia
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Respiratory System
  • Radiology of the Thorax
  • Viral Injury of the Lungs
  • Defense of the Lungs Against Infection
  • Inflammatory Lung Injury
  • Tumors of the Respiratory System
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Testing in Animals
  • Airway Innervation and Obstructive & Restrictive Disease
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Respiratory Disease of Swine and Small Ruminants
  • Respiratory Disease of Dogs and Cats
  • Bovine Respiratory Disease
  • Diseases of the Pleura and Mediastinum
  • Equine Respiratory Disease
  • Respiratory Disease of Laboratory Animals
  • Acid-base Regulation Revisited

Schedule

Session Title Instructor
Session 1 Respiratory Physiology Review Warner
Session 2 Acid-base Regulation in the Lungs Warner
Session 3 Structure/Function of Airways and Alveolar Region
Session 4 Lung Injury and Pneumonia
Session 5 Clinical Evaluation of the Respiratory System Warner
Session 6 Radiology of the Thorax
Session 7 Viral Injury of the Respiratory Tract
Session 8 Immune Defense of the Lungs Warner
Session 9 Inflammatory Lung Injury Warner
Session 10 Tumors of the Respiratory System
Session 11 Exercise Physiology
Session 12 Acute Lung Injury
Session 13 Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
Session 14 Clinical-pathologic Conference-1
Session 15 Clinical-pathologic Conference-2
Session 16 Midterm Exam Review Warner
Session 17 Midterm Exam Warner
Session 18 Pulmonary Function Testing
Session 19 Airway Innervation and Obstructive/Restrictive Disease
Session 20 Pulmonary Vascular Disease Warner
Session 21 Respiratory Disease of Swine and Small Ruminants
Session 22 Respiratory Disease of Dogs and Cats
Session 23 Bovine Respiratory Disease
Session 24 Diseases of the Pleura and Mediastinum Warner
Session 25 Equine Respiratory Disease
Session 26 Respiratory Disease of Laboratory Animals Warner
Session 27 Acid-Base Regulation Revisited Warner
Session 28 Final Exam Review Warner
Session 29 Final Exam Warner

Learning Aids

  • There is currently no text that covers this material for veterinary medicine. Therefore, the course syllabus will provide the major reference material for preparation for lectures and study. Any required reading will be clearly indicated and made available.
  • A suggested text for general overview of respiratory pathophysiology is West JB: Pulmonary Pathophysiology-the essentials. Williams and Wilkins, 2001. This text covers only human disease, but the principles are useful.