4th YEAR GUIDANCE VET/10
Learning outcomes of the course unit
D1- Knowledge and comprehension
The aim of the Course is to provide students a baseline understanding for the management of clinical cases affecting the genitourinary tract, pregnancy and puerperium of companion animals and livestock and to provide essential skills to perform the artificial insemination. The Course will upskill capable students with knowledge comprising:
a_ Clinical and surgical methods applicable to evaluation and treatment of reproductive diseases in companion animals and livestock, the diagnosis of pregnancy and management of puerperium in different species, i.e small companion animals and livestock.
b_ Methods for semen collection and artificial insemination in animals.
c_ Learning and understanding of differential diagnostic elements of reproductive diseases in small animals and livestock.
d_ Students will learn, understand and apply their knowledge in a clinical context through the analysis of cases admitted to University Veterinary Hospital.
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 and therapy basing on clinical evidences and diagnosis
D_ Manage the clinical issue
Course contents summary
The course develops through practice, clinical consultations under the supervision of the Professor.
The course will deal with clinical cases of Obstetric, Ginecologic and Reproductive interests of patients admitted at the University Veterinary Hospital that will be subjects of learning and practice for students.
Manual of small animal reproduction and neonatology. 2nd ed. Edited by: England G, Von Heimendahl A. Published by BSAVA, 2010
Arthur’s Ostetricia e Riproduzione Veterinaria. 8nd ed. Edited by Noaked D.E, Parkinson T.J, England G.C.W. Published by: Giraldi Editore, 2008
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 main pathologies affecting the reproductive tract, management of pregnancy and puerperium in different species (i.e dog,cat, cow, horse, sheep and goats). The student is also strongly invited to analyse automously the clinical case considered and the related pathology referring to the recommended texts.
The study of clinical cases with a problem solving approach would provide students the possibility 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.