cod. 1004355

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - Annual
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to allow the student to know and understand the taxonomy, epidemiology and biological cycles of the major parasitic diseases of animals; In particular cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. In addition, the pathogenesis and clinical forms induced by host-parasitic interaction will be treated for elmines, protozoa and ectoparasites. Laboratory diagnosis will be of great importance. For this reason, the student will be able to apply the best and most appropriate parasitic diagnosis methods through lessons and wet laboratories. The course aims to provide the student with all the tools needed to gain knowledge of the material to be able to manage parasitic diseases within the company's management.


As per Degree Course

Course unit content

Parasites and zoonotic diseases of livestock.

Full programme

Please refer to the Section "Contenuti del Corso"


Parassitologia veterinaria
di G. M. Urquhart

Parassitologia e malattie parassitarie degli animali
di M A. Taylor

Manuale di parassitologia veterinaria
di M. Genchi

Teaching methods

Lessons and wet labs.

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the student in the course of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases is carried out by an oral test. The student will then have to submit an oral exam consisting of three questions pertaining to the program in the classroom and an application concerning the parasitic diagnosis carried out in the inaugural classroom, following online registration at the official examination schedule of the Department of Veterinary and Veterinary Science and in the lab.
The student must demonstrate that he has understood the fundamental concepts of each topic of the course.
To the students with diagnosis of specific learning disability (DSA) certified under law n. 170/2010, proper specific support will be provided.

Other information

Students can find the pdf of lessons on the Elly platform