cod. 08711

Academic year 2021/22
4° year of course - Second semester
- Clotilde Silvia CABASSI - Serena CROSARA
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

At the end of the course.
D1 - Knowledge and understanding
The student must demonstrate knowledge of the essential elements of diagnostic methodologies and acquire the ability to interpret the data obtained from the diagnostic tests of infectious diseases of pet and farm animals
D2 - Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the training activity the student will have to prove to be able to discuss the diagnostic procedure of a case of infectious and internal medicine disease.
D3 - Making judgements
The student should be able to individually identify the most appropriate diagnostic procedures and methodologies for correctly diagnosing animal diseases
D4 – Communication
At the end of the training activity, the student must demonstrate to be able to express himself with good lexicon properties in relation to diagnostic procedures and diagnostic methods for animal diseases.
D5 - Lifelong learning skills
At the end of the training activity, the student should be able to update himself / herself on the diagnostic procedures of animal diseases


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Course unit content

Basics of bacteriological, mycological and virological diagnosis of the most important animal infectious diseases;
set up, interpretation and validation (sensitivity, specificity) of serological test used to support population screening; methodology for assessing the immune response in the course of infectious diseases and vaccination protocols.
Discussion of clinical cases hospitalized at OVUD. Decision path from history to diagnosis through interpretation of hematological, biochemical, endocrinological and microbioogical tests in companion animals.

Full programme

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Didactic material will be provided during the lessons

Teaching methods

Guided practice activities

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination of the expected learning outcomes will be carried out by oral and/or written examination. The student must answer 3 questions, addressing the aspects:
1 question related to: basics of bacteriological, mycological and virological diagnosis of the most important animal diseases;
1 question related to: evaluation and use of serological tests in the diagnosis of infectious diseases of animals; methodology for assessing the immune response during infectious diseases and after application of vaccination protocols.

1 question related to: discussion on the decision-making path from anamnesis to diagnosis through the interpretation of endocrinological hemato-biochemical, and microbiological examinations in pets

The aim is to ascertain if the student has a good knowledge of the topics of the course, has good communication skills and is able to use it autonomously.
The result is assigned to the overall assessment of the answers from the student. The final mark is expressed in thirtieths.
Students with specific learning disability, certified according to the law n. 170/2010 will be granted the benefits provided by law.

Other information

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