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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP3051676, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IF0325, 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 REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
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 CALOGERO STELLETTA VET/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/10 Clinical Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 STELLETTA CALOGERO (Presidente)
ROMAGNOLI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
6 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 STELLETTA CALOGERO (Presidente)
ROMAGNOLI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Accurate knowledge natomy and physiology of female and male genital apparatus.
Target skills and knowledge: Skill in communicating using adequate technical language.
Knowledge on productive and reproductive cycles in farm animals, and their main problems.
Knowledges about reproductive technologies in farm animals.
Ability to analize reproductive problems.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: Students’ knowledge will be evaluated considering both specific definitions given during the course but also by analyzing their capacity of applying the acquired knowledge to animal reproduction problem solving.
Course unit contents: Productive and reproductive cycles.
Zootechnical indexes and reproduction.
Artificial Insemination techniques in farm animals.
Semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation.
Synchronization of Reproductive Cycles.
Superovulation and embryo transfer.
Parturitiun and puerperium.
Most common reproductive problems,
Infectious diseases and reproduction.
Most common neonatal problems
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical lessons in classroms and practice on farm and in classified rooms (microscopy and necropsy).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoint presentations used during the lessons are given to the students during the course. This material could be useful to support the use of textbook studying for the exam.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Senger PL, Pathways to pregnancy and parturition. --: Current Conceptions, 2005. 2nd ed Cerca nel catalogo
  • B Hafez, ESE Hafez, REproduction in farm animals. --: Wiley, 2000.
  • Robert S. Youngquist/Walter R. Thelfall, Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology. --: --, 2007.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos

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