MEDICAL SEMEIOTICS AND VETERINARY CLINICAL METHODOLOGIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences): The object of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for the clinical approach to the patient. The history, the general impression and the examination of the patient aim at investigating the signs that cause of the disorder in order to performe tha diagnosis. The student must be able to record the history, to examinate and elaborate the clinical signs.
Course contents summary
Definitions: hystorical view; procedures of the physical examination: inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, measurements, instruments and diagnostics. Sampling of urine, liquids, gastric and rumen contents, microbiological exams.
Scheme for a physical examination. History and the approach to the client and patient. Identification of the patient.
Present status: general impression and Objective Examination. Skeleton and constitution, nutritional conditions, level of consciousness and behaviour, locomation, coat and subcutaneous tissue, mucosae, lymphnodes; temperature.
Kidney and urinary tract.
Skin, hair and nails.
Physical examination and diagnostic procedures
Paolo Ciaramella. Semeiologia Clinica Veterinaria. Poletto Editore, 2014, Vermezzo (MI)
Assessment methods and criteria