Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will learn how to perform a complete physical examination and how to perform and interpret some collateral tests (blood pressure measurement, EKG, urinalysis) on domestic animals.
Students will also acquire the knowledge of clinical biochemistry and haematology required for the application of chemical and clinical diagnostic principles in the veterinary profession.
Knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and general pathology..
Course contents summary
Collection of history and signalment. Physical examination and evaluation of body systems. Differential diagnosis. Hints on some collateral exams available for the veterinarian. Aspects of clinical enzymology, metabolites and serum enzymes, aspects of clinical haematology, urine analysis, organ profiles.
Messieri e Moretti. Semiologia e diagnostica medica veterinaria. Libreria Universitaria
L. Tinarelli, Bologna, V edizione, 1963
Rosemberg. L'esame clinico del bovino
Edagricole, terza ed., 1993.
Ubaldi et al., Diagnostica chimico clinica veterinaria, Edizioni Ambrosiana.
Theoretical lectures: powerpoint presentations in lecture rooms.
Practical lectures: exercitations on animals in the Teaching Hospital and in the laboratories.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam: diagnostics.
Written exam + practical exam: semiology.