Summer 2019 Graduate Courses Offered at the BRI
The 18-credit hour Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate led by Dr. Dana Vanlandingham is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research in a variety of biosafety level environments (BSL-3, BSL-3 Ag, and BSL-4). This interdisciplinary certificate will instill common biosafety, containment, and regulatory compliance knowledge and skills that are required to work in high and maximum containment research facilities. The certificate will also provide a deeper understanding of the agents and toxins which are frequently studied in these facilities.
The Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate is offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine to non-degree and degree seeking graduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students who plan to work in high and maximum containment facilities. Students will develop an appreciation, and necessary skills, for the exacting performance standards required in these complex and demanding work environments.
Core Courses (12 Credits Required) These core courses are held at Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI)
|DMP||690||1 cr.||Essential Practices for BSL-3 Research Settings|
|DMP||691||2 cr.||Intro to High Containment Research Topics and Techniques|
|DMP||846||3 cr.||Foundations of Biosecurity|
|DMP||893||3 cr.||Principles of Biosafety and Biocontainment|
|DMP||895-B||3 cr.||Select Agent Studies|
Elective Courses (6 Credits Required)
|AGEC||610||3 cr.||Current Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Issues|
|DMP||770||3 cr.||Emerging Diseases|
|DMP||844||3 cr.||Global Health Issues|
|DMP||855||3 cr.||Disease Detection, Surveillance and Risk Assessment|
|DMP||871||3 cr.||Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases|
|DMP||895-A||3 cr.||Transboundary Animal Diseases (Held at the BRI)|
|FDSCI||600||2 cr.||Food Microbiology|
|FDSCI||730||2 cr.||A Multidisciplinary Overview of Food Safety and Security|
|FDSCI||731||2 cr.||Food Protection and Defense-Essential Concepts|
|FDSCI||753||3 cr.||Risk Assessment for Food, Ag & Vet Med|
Please note that other classes may be approved by the program director and associated faculty.