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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7077499, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AV2378, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
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Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge LETIZIA MINGARDO 000000000000
Other lecturers FRANCESCA PATRESE 000000000000

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

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


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Analyze, understand and apply the relevant laws on the welfare of wild and laboratory animals.
Learn and develop skills to understand and discuss the ethical dimensions of animal care and welfare with laboratory and wildlife animals.
Examination methods: The exam will consist of case studies discussion and final examination.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the basis of the acquired knowledge in relation to its ability to use and present the concepts and topics learned during the course.
Student is expected to gain experience in legislation data analysis and to deal with ethical questions both on a theoretical and a practical level.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The course frontal lectures cover:

PART n. 1 = Basic principles of legislation which include:
Institutions and International Organizations regarding the
protection of animals;
The composition of the act;
- The hierarchy of laws;
- The meaning of: International Convention,
- EU Regulation and EU Directive;
Law, Legislative Decree and Ministerial Decree;
Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU);
Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.

PART n. 2 = Analysis and interpretation of the relevant legislation
and animal protection on the wild animals
which include:
Community and national laws concerning:
- the CITES, zoos, circuses
- animals’ ownership,
- handling and transport,
- the use of drugs especially pain relief,
- waste disposal.

PART n. 3 = Analysis and interpretation of the relevant legislation
and animal protection on the laboratory animals
(rodents, rabbits, dogs, cats, non-human primates and
which include:
Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used
for scientific purposes;
Legislative Decree 4 march 2014, n. 26: Implementation of the
Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for
scientific purposes;
Community and national laws concerning animals’ transport,
the use of drugs especially pain relief, waste disposal.

Special attention will be devoted to aspects required for all categories of personnel involved in the care and use of laboratory animals (i.e. functions A, B, C and D) according to the Federation for Laboratory Animal Science Associations.

The course practical lectures are based on a group work and case studies discussion.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes 40 hours of frontal lectures, and 8 hours of practical lectures.

Practical activities are based on participative interaction with group discussion about the recommendations of different Institutions and International Organizations regarding the
protection of wild and laboratory animals.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Web page:

The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform (
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • I. A. Robertson, Animals, Welfare and the Law: Fundamental Principles for Critical Assessment.. --: Ed. Routledge, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Radford, Animal welfare law in Britain: regulation and responsibility.. --:, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group

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

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