PROFESSIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING IN ANIMAL FOOD INSPECTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The training objectives of the Animal Food Inspection of traineeship cover the different aspects of the Dublin indicators, with particular reference, being the practical activity carried out at the 5th year of the course, then at the end of the theoretical activities, on the second indicator (applying knowledge and understanding), the third (making judgments) and the fourth (communication skills).
Course contents summary
The traineeship in Animal Food Inspection is a practical activity, practiced in rooms and laboratories of the Department of Veterinary Science as well as in external Italian or foreign structures, specially arranged according to the University procedures and chosen by the students on the basis of their own interests. These external structures are represented by the ASL (local public veterinary services, area B – Inspection of food of animal origin), the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia-Romagna (IZSLER) and the regional Fish Market of the ATC (local public veterinary service) of Milan. On the basis of these premises, there is no reference program, since the activities are diversified on the basis of the structures to which the students access. The activities will however be focused on the analysis and management of the production processes of the animal food supply chains, as well as to the official controls of the food hygiene sector.
There are no reference texts
The activity of training in the Animal Food Inspection field is carried out both inside and outside the university structures, in specially established public structures, according to the University procedures. Teaching is provided by professors and subject experts of the Section of Food Inspection as well as by the companies’ tutors, graduated in Veterinary Medicine, and assessed at the end of the period by the academic tutor, on the basis of a report by the company tutor and the attendance check.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning verification systems are not provided. The credits are credited on the basis of the certified attendance (75% minimum) and the judgment of the company tutor.