Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course.
D1 - Knowledge and understanding
The student must demonstrate knowledge of the essential elements of diagnostic methodologies and acquire the ability to interpret the data obtained from the diagnostic tests of infectious diseases of pet and farm animals
D2 - Applying knowledge and understanding
At the end of the training activity the student will have to prove to be able to discuss the diagnostic procedure of a case of infectious and internal medicine disease.
D3 - Making judgements
The student should be able to individually identify the most appropriate diagnostic procedures and methodologies for correctly diagnosing animal diseases
D4 – Communication
At the end of the training activity, the student must demonstrate to be able to express himself with good lexicon properties in relation to diagnostic procedures and diagnostic methods for animal diseases.
D5 - Lifelong learning skills
At the end of the training activity, the student should be able to update himself / herself on the diagnostic procedures of animal diseases.
Course contents summary
Basics of bacteriological, mycological and virological diagnosis of the most important animal infectious diseases;
set up, interpretation and validation (sensitivity, specificity) of serological test used to support population screening; methodology for assessing the immune response in the course of infectious diseases and vaccination protocols.
Disucssion of clinical cases hospitalized at OVUD. Decision path from history to diagnosis through interpretation of hematological, biochemical, endocrinological and microbioogical tests in companion animals.
Didactic material will be provided during the lessons
Guided practice activities
Assessment methods and criteria
Examination of the expected learning outcomes described by the D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 indicators will be carried out by oral and written examination.