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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Course unit
GENERAL ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY AND NECROPSY TECHNIQUES
MVL1001709, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
VETERINARY MEDICINE
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY AND NECROPSY TECHNIQUES
Website of the academic structure http://www.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/medicina-veterinaria
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SANDRO MAZZARIOL VET/03
Other lecturers MARIA ELENA GELAIN VET/03
MARIA ELENA GELAIN VET/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/03 General Pathology and Veterinary Pathological Anatomy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 30 45.0 2
Laboratory 1.0 10 15.0 2
Lecture 2.0 20 30.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione valida dall'a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2019 CASTAGNARO MASSIMO (Presidente)
GELAIN MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Supplente)
5 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 CASTAGNARO MASSIMO (Presidente)
GELAIN MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
ARESU LUCA (Supplente)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Supplente)
4 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 MAZZARIOL SANDRO (Presidente)
GELAIN MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
ARESU LUCA (Supplente)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Supplente)
3 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 MAZZARIOL SANDRO (Presidente)
GELAIN MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
ARESU LUCA (Supplente)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Supplente)
2 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/01/2014 30/11/2014 MAZZARIOL SANDRO (Presidente)
GELAIN MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Supplente)
01/10/2009 31/12/2013 MAZZARIOL SANDRO (Presidente)
ZAPPULLI VALENTINA ELENA GIUDITTA (Membro Effettivo)
CAVICCHIOLI LAURA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Mandatory subject: Veterinary General Pathology
Target skills and knowledge: Students will be able to describe and interpret the nature of anatomo-histopathological lesions as well as use and interpret the diagnostic techniques and methodologies typical of the Veterinary Pathological Anatomy (macroscopical, cytopathological, ultrastructural and molecular techniques)
Examination methods: The exam will include a written questionnaire with multiple-choice and short-answer questions and the practical assessment of necropsy procedures, visceral organs gross examination and the description of cytological smear.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the basic knowledge acquired during the course, the practical skills in performing necropsies and the description and interpretation capacity on gross examination and of a cytological specimen.
Course unit contents: GROSS PATHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: macroscopic morphological aspects of general pathological processes (degeneration, necrosi, cellular adaptation, inflammation, neoplasia, storage diseases, hemodinamic disorders): description and identification. Critical points of the description of an anatomical pathology lesion and relevant aspects for differential diagnosis of nature of the lesion. Interpretation of the process: general identification and eventual classification of different types of necrotic process (i.e. caseous and liquefactive), of inflammation (i.e . acute, chronic, purulent), and of neoplasia (epithelial/mesenchimal). Identification of specific features of some lesions when associated to certain organs (i.e. bronchopneumonia, renal infarct).
Diagnostic techniques and methodology in veterinary anatomical pathology (gross pathology, cytopathology, ultrastructure and molecular biology): relative application and samples needed.
NECROPSY TECHNIQUES:necropsy as a diagnostic tool; necropsy protocol and safety procedures; mechanisms and cause of death. Main post-mortem changes: algor and rigor mortis, autolysis, fermentation and putrefaction; hypostasis vs congestion and hemorrhages, oxidations. Time of death: temperature, muscular rigidities, ocular changes. Preservation and nutrition condition of the carcass. Age estimation. Necropsy procedures: external examination with evaluation of integument and skin adnexa; subcutaneous tissues examinations; opening of main cavities and isolation of main organs and systems; head and eyes examinations.
CYTOPATHOLOGY: relevance of cytology and associated techniques. Qualitative assessment of a cytology smear: cellularity and preservation. Identification of main pathological process: inflammation and neoplasia. Classification of types of inflammation: acute, chronic, lymphoplamacytic, neutrophilic, histiocytic. Classification of neoplasia: epithelial, mesenchimal and round cell tumours. Most significant etiological agents identifiable on a cytological smear. Relevant aspects of the description of a cytological specimen.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures: gross pathological examination, necropsy procedures and cytopathology

Laboratory lectures:gross pathological examination, necropsy procedures and cytopathology

Microscopy room: cytology of the most frequent diagnosis in veterinary cytology of the main lesions (inflammation, degeneration, necrosis, neoplasm) .
Necropsy room: anatomical pathology examination of visceral organs of large animals (mainly bovine, ovine and swine). Necropsies of swine, dogs and cats. Training in identification of the nature of the processes associated with macroscopic lesions.
The course will be organized in:
Frontal lectures: 20 hours
Laboratory lectures: 10 hours
Practical exercises: 30 hours

The course foresees a practical and hands-on trainings (called tirocinio) which will be carried out from the student with the direct supervision of a teacher during the IV (2 CFU) and the V (3CFU) years.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides and video used during teh frontal lectures will be avalaible on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

Veterinary clinical pathology: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291939-165X
http://www.vdic.com/casedatabase/casedatabase_cytology.asp

Noah’s Archive (disponibile in biblioteca P. Arduino, Agripolis, Legnaro)

Office hours : every day with previous appointment.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rose E. Raskin & Denny Meyer, Atlas of Canine and Feline Cytology. --: W.B. Saunders Company, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • John W. Harvey, Atlas of veterinary hematology. Blood and bone marrow of domestic animals.. --: W.B. Saunders Company, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rebecca Baker and John H. Lumsden., Color atlas of cytology of the dog and cat.. --: Mosby, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rick L. Cowell and Ronald D. Tyler, Diagnostic cytology and hematology of the horse.. --: Mosby, 2002.
  • Mc Gavin & Zachary, Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Diseases, 4th Ed.. --: Mosby, 2007. con particolare riferimento alla parte relativa alla descrizione istologica di alcune delle principali lesioni, cap. 7-20) (see chapters 7 to 20, desc Cerca nel catalogo
  • Petterino C, Manuale di Tecnica delle Autopsie e di Diagnostica Anatomo-Patologica Veterinaria.. --: Cristiano Giraldi Editore, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo