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Course unit
MEP3051909, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
PHARMACY (Ord. 2009)
FA1732, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VETERINARY PHARMACY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MARCO DE LIGUORO VET/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines VET/07 Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 5th Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 02/12/2019 30/09/2020 DE LIGUORO MARCO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, animal biology, microbiology, pharmacology and toxicology is recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: Features that distinguish the use of drugs in veterinary medicine from the use of drugs in human medicine, with particular reference to dosages, pharmaceutical forms, routes of administration, prescribing rules, residues in products of animal origin, and environmental impact. Different criteria for the use of drugs in pets and in farm animals, and understanding of connected problems and related legislation.
The student will be able to judge the conformity of veterinary recipes both from a procedural and a substantive point of view. The student will also be able to provide assistance and advice on the correct use of drugs both in domestic and farm animals.
Examination methods: There is an oral or a written examination at the end of the Course.
The student is free to choose which of the two exams to take. The exams include questions based on the topics covered, and aimed at assessing comprehension, critical thinking skills and the ability to identify interrelationships between issues, as well as a good command of scientific language. The oral exam includes at least four open questions. The written exam comprehends twenty questions, each one with four possible answers including the correct answer and three incorrect answers.
Assessment criteria: Relevance is given to the knowledge of the rules concerning the possession, prescription and use of veterinary drugs, with a view to protecting the health of the animal, the consumer of products of animal origin and the environment. In particular, the ability to connect the various acquired knowledge, using logical and critical thinking, is taken into account.
Course unit contents: Peculiarities of the veterinary drug (pharmaceutical forms, routes of administration, purposes of use). The legislation on veterinary pharmaceuticals. The recipe in veterinary medicine. The use of pharmaceuticals in dairy cattle, poultry, pigs, pets and in aquaculture. Illegal use of drugs in production animals. Doping in horse racing. Problems related to the use of antibacterials and pesticides at farm. Environmental impact of veterinary drugs. Prevention of the most common zoonoses. The use of vaccine in pets and in farm animals.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There are 48 hours of frontal teaching with support of slides and videos (those in foreign languages are subtitled in Italian to facilitate their understanding).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Any slides shown during lessons are provided directly to the students in ppt or pdf format, as well as any in-depth scientific reviews and articles discussed.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Steven B Kayne, An Introduction to veterinary medicine for pharmacists and suitably qualified persons. Scotland: Saltire Books Ltd, 2011. Testo di cui รจ suggerita la consultazione Cerca nel catalogo