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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Course unit
PARASITIC DISEASES (CLINICAL MEDICINE)
MVL1001710, 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 PARASITIC DISEASES (CLINICAL MEDICINE)
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 MARIO PIETROBELLI VET/06
Other lecturers RUDI CASSINI VET/06
RUDI CASSINI VET/06
FEDERICA MARCER VET/06

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
MVL1001358 PARASITIC DISEASES (FOOD SAFETY) MARIO PIETROBELLI MV0991

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/06 Parasitology and Parasitic Animal Diseases 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 1.0 10 15.0 3
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 2
Lecture 4.0 38 62.0 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 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
CASSINI RUDI (Membro Effettivo)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)
5 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
CASSINI RUDI (Membro Effettivo)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)
4 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
CASSINI RUDI (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)
3 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
CASSINI RUDI (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)
2 Commissione A.A. 2013/14 01/01/2014 30/11/2014 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
CASSINI RUDI (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)
01/10/2009 31/12/2013 PIETROBELLI MARIO (Presidente)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
CASSINI RUDI (Supplente)
MARCER FEDERICA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Student has to know biology and main features of parasites of animals and those responsible of zoonoses.

Required foundation courses: Molecular Biology, Zoology, Histology and Veterinary Embryology; Veterinary Parasitology
Target skills and knowledge: The student has to understand the importance of parasitic diseases as cause of economic losses and social injuries; he must know epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis, therapy and control of the most important parasitic diseases of animals and in particular food-borne parasitic zoonoses.
Examination methods: oral examination at the end of the Course
Assessment criteria: Student’s evaluation depend on acquired knowledges and on ability to design organic control program against parasitic diseases.
Course unit contents: General aspects of Parasitic Diseases (4 ULC)

Theoretical part
Diseases caused by Protozoa: coccidiosis, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis;
Diseases caused by nematodes: ascaridiosis, dirofilariosis, bronco-pulmonar strongilosis of ruminants, horses and swine, gastro-intestinal strongilosis of ruminants and swine; intestinal strongilosis of horses, trichocephalosis;
Diseases caused by Trematoda: fasciolosis, dicroceliosis, paramphistomosis, schistosomosis;
Diseases caused by Cestoda: teniasis of ruminants, anoplocephalosis, echinococcosis-idatidosis, cenurosis;
Diseases caused by ectoparasites: mange, myasis (hypodermosis, oestrosis, gasterophilosis).

Parasitic diseases of pet animals (2 ULC)
Diseases caused by Protozoa: babesiosis, leishmaniosis;
Diseases caused by nematodes: ascaridiosis, anchilostomosis, tricocefalosis
Diseases caused by Cestoda: teniasis of carnivorous.
Diseases caused by ectoparasites: mange, infections by fleas and ticks.

Lab sessions and practicals:
Techniques useful for diagnosis of parasitic diseases, identification of parasites and analysis of diagnostic data.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lessons = 46 hours
practical activities = 10 hours

The Course is completed with practical training during Tirocinio, an hands-on activity performed under the supervision of a teacher.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used for lessons are available on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

Reception time: every day by appointment
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ambrosi M., Parassitologia zootecnica. Bologna: Edagricole, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • AA.VV., Parassitologia urbana - Città , animali e salute pubblica. Bologna: Edizioni Agricole de Il Sole 24 Ore – Edagricole, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • AA.VV., Parassiti d’Italia. Napoli: Mappe Parassitologiche n. 14, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cancrini G., Parassitologia Medica Illustrata. Roma: Lombardo Editore, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Scaglia M., Gatti S., Rondanelli E.G., Parassiti e Parassitosi Umane. Pavia: Selecta Srl,, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Taylor M.A., Coop R.L., Wall R.L., Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli animali (Prima edizione italiana). Roma: Edizioni Medico Scientifiche Italiane (EMSI), 2010.
  • Kaufmann J., Parasitic infections od Domestic Animals. Berlin: Birkhäuser, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Soulsby E.J.L., Helminths, Artropods and Protozoa of Domesticated Animals. London: Tindall, 1982.