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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Course unit
PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF TRANSMISSIBLE ANIMAL DISEASES
AVP7077538, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ANIMAL CARE
AV2378, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF TRANSMISSIBLE ANIMAL DISEASES
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge David Modry
Other lecturers FEDERICA MARCER VET/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/05 Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 3.0
Core courses VET/06 Parasitology and Parasitic Animal Diseases 7.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MARCER FEDERICA (Presidente)
MODRY DAVID (Membro Effettivo)
CASSINI RUDI (Supplente)
FRANGIPANE DI REGALBONO ANTONIO (Supplente)
PICCIRILLO ALESSANDRA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Required foundation courses: none
Target skills and knowledge: The course will provide students with knowledge of the main features (i.e. structure and life cycle) of virus, bacteria and parasites agents of animal diseases and zoonoses. Students will also acquire principles of epidemiology, prevention and biosecurity applied to animal transmissible diseases and zoonoses. General aspects of main infectious and parasitic diseases, even of zoonotic nature, of laboratory and wild captive animals will be presented.
Examination methods: Students will be evaluated at the end of the course through a written test with multiple choice and open questions.
Assessment criteria: The ability of students to manage health and hygiene requirements into the different types of facilities, to apply biosecurity measures for animals, keepers and visitors will be evaluated together with their capacity to recognize the possible circulation of pathogens and to apply the first control measures.
Course unit contents: The course includes two main topics:
Principles of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
Principles of Prevention and Control of Parasitic Diseases

The lectures include general features of viral, bacterial and parasitic agents influencing the occurrence of infectious and parasitic diseases.
Definition and importance of zoonoses.
Signs of main infectious and parasitic diseases, which can involve laboratory and captive wild animals, are described.
Routes of transmission of the main infectious and parasitic diseases, including zoonoses, in different animal populations (laboratory animals, zoo animals, aquarium animals, captive wild animals) will be addressed, also discussing model case reports.
Introduction into epidemiology, definitions of basic epidemiological terms.
Broader perspective of importance of Emerging Infectious Diseases as part of ongoing Global Change.
Infectious/parasitic diseases in context of biodiversity decline and Conservation Medicine.
Risk factors that may affect transmissible disease occurrence in the different environments will be analysed.
Biosecurity and preventive measures of the main infectious and parasitic diseases among animals and between animals and humans in the different settings will be discussed.

The practical activities include:

Correct collection and storage of biological samples (e.g. faeces, skin scrapings, cloacal/rectal swabs, tissue samples, etc.) for the microbiological and parasitological examination will be explained.
Basic isolation and identification procedures of infectious and parasitic agents (e.g. macroscopic and microscopic examination of specimens, isolation on culture media, identification with biochemical testing and molecular techniques).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes 54 hours of theoretical and 24 hours of practical activities. Seminars with experts and visits to different types of facilities and discussion about their management will be provided.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material will be available on Moodle platform
(https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Quinn et al., Concise Review of Veterinary Microbiology. --: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
  • Foreyt, Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual. --: Blackwell Publishing, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being