- Knowledge and understanding.
The course aims to provide the student with knowledge of the general concepts of epidemiology, prophylaxis and control of infectious diseases, with particular reference to the main zoonotic and non-zoonotic infectious diseases of livestock.
- Applying knowledge and understanding.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify and explain the characteristics of different pathogens and to address issues concerning the prevention and management of infectious diseases of interest to the livestock and public health sectors.
- Making judgements.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to define the strategies to prevent or control the infectious diseases covered by the course. In order to foster the student's ability to connect the different topics of the course with each other and therefore to acquire judgment and choice skills in the field of prevention and control of infectious diseases, some diseases and pathologies will be taken as a model and treated more thoroughly.
- Communication skills.
At the end of the course the student is expected to have acquired the ability to communicate with adequate language skills and to be able to present the topics in a clear, linear and coherent manner.
- Learning skills.
At the end of the course the student is expected to have developed skills that allow independent learning through the critical evaluation of the scientific literature concerning the topics covered.