cod. 1005636

Academic year 2015/16
5° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
32 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course is aimed at teaching knowledge and understanding of how to perform and to interpret clinical evaluation and other diagnostic investigations.
The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding with a problem-oriented approach. They will improve their clinical judgment and decision-making skills discussing with other students and teachers the list of possible differential diagnoses of clinical cases seen during clinical activity and presenting and critically discussing scientific papers during the journal club. They will also improve their communication skills presenting in turn one clinical case during the journal club.



Course unit content

The students are involved in practical activity in the Teaching Hospital. They participate in 24 h clinical service rotations and have night and weekend duties. Students have also a lead role in the journal club, that is organized on a weekly basis.

Full programme

During the corse students learn to perform and interpret clinical examination and main diagnostic procedures. Practical and theoretical aspects of some of the most important disorders in internal medicine of small animals are also discussed.


Ettinger - Feldman: Textbook of veterinary internal various editions. Nelson - Couto: Small animal internal medicine - various editions

Teaching methods

Practical training. Discussion of clinical cases and scientific papers.

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of the achievement of the goals in terms of knowledge and competences during everyday clinical activity and journal club.

Other information

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