Vetrinary forensic medicine and legislation
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is encourage the students to develop a mental attitude oriented towards the understanding of natural and common law as well as the laws and regulations governing the profession of the veterinary surgeon and related animal care professions, with specific reference to those governing relations with the health and veterinary institutions and organisation (ethical code of conduct) and those that safeguard the well-being of animals.
Course contents summary
The course specifically covers the following subjects: fundamental concepts of law and jurisprudence; the organisation of animal health and related professions at the international, EU and national level; the technical and regulatory foundations for the protection and well-being of animals in all production activities (breeding, transportation, slaughter, etc.); sport and free time; prevention of straying; CITES regulations; doping and anti-doping; healthcare professional and the veterinary surgeon (civil and criminal responsibility) and safeguarding of the law (trade of animals, inspection activities, safety in the workplace, application of regulations concerning the use and distribution of medicines, self-regulation).
Ruffo G., Legislazione Veterinaria, Poletto, Milano.
The course programme is taught through classroom lectures, seminars on specific topics those which lend themselves to discussion between teachers and students, as well as the presentation and discussion of documented practical cases.