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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Course unit
MEDICAL SEMEIOTICS AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC
AVP7080638, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
VETERINARY MEDICINE (Ord. 2017)
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MEDICAL SEMEIOTICS AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in VETERINARY MEDICINE (Ord. 2017)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MASSIMO MORGANTE VET/08
Other lecturers TOMMASO BANZATO VET/08
MICHELE BERLANDA VET/08
LUIGI MICHELE COPPOLA VET/08
HELEN POSER VET/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/08 Clinical Veterinary Medicine 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 5
Laboratory 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 40 60.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students should have reached an adequate knowledge of Anatomy, and General Pathology.

Propedeuticity: Veterinary Physiology 2
Target skills and knowledge: The expected outcome of the course is to supply to students the adequate knowledge and the methodological principles needed to investigate the clinical signs and symptoms that cause the disorder in order to perform the diagnosis. The student must be able to record the history, to examine and elaborate on the clinical signs related main internal medicine diseases of small and large animals.
Practical activities are designed to acquire the proper execution of how to handle animals during the clinical examination, to perform general and particular objective examination of the individual apparatus (Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, Auscultation).
The students should be able to evaluate the main parameters of hematology and clinical biochemistry in the veterinary field.
Examination methods: Oral and practical exam at the end of the course.

Office hours: Wednesday 09.00 - 11.00 by appointment.
Assessment criteria: Students will be assessed on the basis of their knowledge acquired of topics presented during theoretical lectures.
Course unit contents: Medical Semeiology
Theoretical lectures (3CFU):
-Semiological test scheme:
General Semeiology
Methodology of individual and collective clinical examination and diagnostic procedure.
- Identification of the patient.
- History: environmental, collective, individual, remote, proximate, physiological, pathological.
- Examinations (present state):
General Objective Exam
Particular Objective Exam:
- Digestive tract
- Respiratory system
- Cardiac and circolatory system
- Urinary system
- Tegumentary system

Practical sessions (1 CFU):
Practical training to handle the cattle, the horse and the dog during clinical examination.

Clinical Pathology
Theoretical lectures (1CFU):
1. Clinical diagnostic procedures in veterinary medicine
2. Hemochromocytometric test
3. Anaemia
4. Liver function tests
5. Gastrointestinal and pancreatic function tests
6. Renal function tests
7. Coagulation tests
8. Serum Enzymes in skeletal muscle diseases
9. Serum Lipid alterations tests
Practical sessions (1 CFU):
Laboratory tests interpretation, training on laboratory techniques and management of the samples and laboratory equipment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: MEDICAL SEMEIOLOGY
Teaching activity consists of theoretical (30 hrs) and practical (10 hrs) lectures
CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
Teaching activity consists of theoretical (10 hrs) and practical (10 hrs) lectures
The course includes practical and applicative activity training.
Hands-on experience under teacher supervision.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching material used for lectures (slides) is already available to students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Paolo Ciaramella, Semeiotica Clinica Veterinaria. --: Poletto Editore, --.
  • Willard M.D., Tvedten H., Turnwald G.H, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by laboratory methods - 5th Edition. --: Elsevier Saunders, 2012.
  • Feldman B.V., Schalm O.W., Jain N.C., Zinkl J.G., Schalm's Veterinary Hematology - 6th Edition. --: Blackwell Publishing, 2010.
  • Kaneko J.J., Harvey J.W., Bruss M.L., Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals - 6th Edition. --: Academic Press, 2008.
  • Elizabeth Villiers, Jelena Ristić, BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Clinical Pathology. --: BSAVA, 2016.