2ST YEAR GUIDANCE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The objectives relate to the 1st and 2nd descriptor Dublin, for which students, under the guidance of the veterinarian, increase the capacity to know, understand and apply knowledge for rearing dairy cows (group formation, milking, care to share, breeding at different stages of life, measuring the yields, choice of breeding). For the Parasitology part, the objectives concern the application of laboratory techniques for the recognition of the main parasitic diseases.
Course contents summary
The course is represented by 1) a course named Orientamento AGR/19, that consists in a short period (3 days) that students spend in a herd of dairy cows and pigs, located about 30 km from the headquarters of the Department, following the activities of the veterinary, within the management of livestock farming itself. In the absence of a program defined a priori, however, they were identified by the coordinator, and agreed with the company tutor, some basic tasks, relating to feeding and animal management, that will always be identified as the minimum requirements of the course. 2) 1 CFU (25 hours) related to parasitic diseases.
The achievement of the objectives will be guaranteed by practical activity on the farm or in laboratory under the supervision of the veterinarian or of a teacher. The discussion with a professional of the cases that arise will provide the student with the means to form their own independent judgment (3rd Dublin descriptor) and to better communicate with the different actors in the chain (4th Dublin descriptor). Classes and seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
At the end of the course, the accreditation is subordinated to the presentation of the attendance attestation at the firm (signed by the company tutor and the academic tutor) and a brief report written by the student, which must contain the description of the activities carried out in the farm. Only after the delivery of this documentation will the CFU be assigned. No test is foreseen for the Parasitology part.