cod. 16528

Academic year 2015/16
5° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Type of training activity
750 hours
of face-to-face activities
30 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course is aimed at teaching knowledge and under standing of the basics of veterinary practice in the following areas: internal clinical, surgery, obsttretrics and ginecology.
The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding , during the previous course in caratteristic practical veterinary areas as: VET/08 (vet. internal medicine), VET/09 (vet. surgery), VET/10 (vet. obstetric ang ginecological clinic), AGR/01 AGR/17 AGR/18 AGR/19 (zootechnique), VET/04 (food inspection of A.O.).
The program of the TIROCINIO is reported in the previous capter named "Contenuti".


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Course unit content

Professional training “TIROCINIO” is organized for the 5th year of the course from February to December and it is repeated six times to divide students in small groups. TIROCINIO lasts 24 weeks, four weeks for each shift during which the student acquires and completes “day-one skills".
TIROCINIO is related to clinical (4 paths) and non-clinical (2 paths) veterinary education.
For clinical path the student acquires competencies in:
• Internal Medicine
• Surgery, Anaesthesia and Diagnostic Imaging
• Obstetrics and animal reproduction
• Patology, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
• Food hygiene
• Animal production.
Clinical practice is carried out from Moday to Sunday; non clinical professional training is carried out from Monday to Friday.
Student’s basic “day one skills” are certified in a booklet named “Portfolio” (Annex 4.2). Portfolio provides the practical activities acquired by the student during the first year of course, while veterinarian practices are done during the last two years of course.
Practical hands-on training is performed under the supervision professor and certified by the coordinator of the different paths. Only completing the portfolio the student has access to further activities to achieve the degree and to pass the examination to practice as veterinarian
Training includes work on large and small, diseased or healthy animals for clinical teaching aims. Cadavers or isolated organs are used for necropsy and clinical-pathology investigation (sample collections, fine-needle aspiration, etc).
Clinical rotation is an obligatory, full time, intramural and extramural, student standard practice.

Full programme

Necroppsy room activities; Histopathology lab activities


We don't choose any test book, since it be matter of a practical activity in various veterinary sectors.

Teaching methods

the student learns the manuality and the decisional activity by the collaboration with the teachers and the suggestion of the tutors. The practice is based on the resolution of the practical cases that occur in different training areas. The student uses all the instruments of the university and esternal structures (as Vet Hospital, Vet clinics, Vet labs, food farms and factories, ecc). Consequentely, the student learn all the techniques and the technologies connected to the clinical and no-clinical scheduled practices and recorded in the portfolio.

Assessment methods and criteria

attendence and to proof the activity on the portfolio and authenticated by tutors

Other information

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