1ST YEAR GUIDANCE VET/01
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Aim of the course is to prepare the student for the professional training TIROCINIO.
During the practical activities of ORIENTAMENTO, the student will learn to correlate the knowledge of macroscopic anatomy of organs and body parts with the most important “imaging” techniques.
Moreover, the student will acquire specific competence in animal handling and anatomical knowledge that represent the basis for a clinic exam allowing to make pathological diagnosis and perform surgical practices.
The student must have frequented the “Veterinary Normal Anatomy” course
Course contents summary
- General terms (N.A.V.)
Skeletal anatomical landmarks
Muscular anatomical landmarks
Identification on the body surface, of visible, palpable and auscultable areas that represent the basis for a clinic exam.
MERIGHI A.: Anatomia applicata e topografia regionale veterinaria. Ed. PICCIN
ASHDOWN R.R., DONE S.H.: Atlante di Anatomia Veterinaria, Vol. 1 Ruminanti, Vol. 2 Il Cavallo, USES, Firenze.
DONE S.H., GOODY P.C., EVANS S.A., STICKLAND N.C.: Atlante di Anatomia Veterinaria, Vol. 3, Il Cane e il Gatto, UTET, Torino.
The practical activities of ORIENTAMENTO are organized in three summer rounds (June to September), each lasting two weeks (25 hours/week for groups of 10-13 students).
One of these two weeks is spent in intramural activities at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and one in extramural activities at the Municipal schelter.
In the VTH, students, further divided in groups of 3-4, attend in rotation to the activities of the various units, by observing and partially participating in the management of day hospital activities. During these activities, students are supported by a teacher of Anatomy for 13 hrs.
Assessment methods and criteria
Teaching staff verifies daily the presence of the students and their involvement in the “day-one skills” activities and certify the abilities acquired on the Portfolio.