4th YEAR GUIDANCE VET/08
Learning outcomes of the course unit
D1- Knowledge and comprehension
The Course aim to provide students a baseline understanding of internal medicine for the management of clinical cases with a dedicated approach that goes through differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatments. The student has to deal with the most frequent pathological conditions affecting companion animals and livestock. The student is requested to demonstrate adequate knowledge and comprehension related to:
a_ Clinical and diagnostic methods applicable to evaluation and treatment of respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and neurological diseases; endocrine and metabolic disorders in companion animals and livestock.
b_ Differential diagnosis approaches for the abovementioned pathologic conditions in companion animals and livestock.
d_ Learning, understanding of diagnostic results, applications of knowledge to set up therapies and treatments.
D2- Ability to apply knowledge and skills
At the end of the Orienteering Course the student should be able to:
A_ Perform a clinical examination autonomously and write a report
B_ Carry out diagnostic investigations
C_ Define treatment plan basing on clinical evidences and diagnosis
D_ Manage the clinical issue
Course contents summary
The course focuses on practical training, clinical consultations under the supervision of supervisors.
Clinical cases of specialist expertise admitted at the University Veterinary Hospital (OVUD) of the Veterinary Medicine Department will be subjects of learning and practice for students.
Constable P.D. et al. (2017): Veterinary medicine: a textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. Elsevier Health Sciences ISBN:9780702052460
Quintavalla F. (2012): Manuale di terapia degli animali da compagnia. Toriazzi Editore, Parma ISBN 978-88-903582-7-2
During the Orienteering activities of the area of interest, in the presence of animals admitted to the University Veterinary Hospital and to the Department, clinical issues will be discussed by referring to diagnostic investigations and data interpretation of the most common pathologies affecting respiratory, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, cardiovascular, nervous , endocrine and metabolic systems in companion animals and livestock undergoing clinical consultations and admitted to the University Veterinary Hospital of the Veterinary Medicine Department. The student is also strongly invited to analyse automously the clinical case considered and the related pathology referring to the recommended texts and to the most recent literature.
The study of clinical cases with a problem solving approach would provide the possibility for students to test their own competences and professional skills learned during the course of the years.
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification of the expected results described by D1-D2 and D3 indicators for practice learning occurs with the certification of attendance and competences.