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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AGN1029478, 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
IF0325, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANATOMY OF LARGE ANIMALS
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 ROBERTA SACCHETTO VET/01
Other lecturers LISA MACCATROZZO VET/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses VET/01 Anatomy of Domestic Animals 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 4
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: No specific pass of these exams are required.
Target skills and knowledge: The student acquires knowledge in the field of cytology, histology and anatomy of farm animal.
In particular, the student will acquire ability and competence in:
1. recognizing the connection between structure and function of different animal cell organelles
2. describing structural organization of different animal tissues
3. recognizing, by using light transmission microscope, in thin sections of animal organs, the different types of cells and biological structures
4. describing organs from large animals, their lodgement and functionally-related organs which cooperate to form whole organ systems.
Examination methods: Oral examination and discussion about treated topics or written test including one question focusing on one topic and two or more short questions
Assessment criteria: During the examination, the student should demonstrate
1) the acquisition of notions and the comprehension of different topics
2) the ability to explain them by using the appropriate anatomical terminology
3) the ability to express the arguments coherently
Course unit contents: The following items will be treated:
- animal cell structure and organelles; the general characteristics and specific functions of the following tissues: lining epithelial tissue, glandular tissue (endocrine and exocrine), connective tissue (cartilage, bone and blood tissues) muscular and nervous tissues (2CFU);
- macroscopic as well as microscopic systematic anatomy from farm animals with particular reference to respiratory, digestive, urogenital, circulatory and lymphatic apparatus and endocrine glands (4CFU)
- microscopic anatomy will be studied by practical lessons: stained sections from tissue biopsies will be examined using light transmission microscope (1CFU)
- macroscopic anatomy will be studied by practical lessons in necropsy room: organs from respiratory, digestive, urogenital as well as glands (liver) will be examined (1CFU)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of 48 hours frontal lectures and 16 hours laboratory
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students should study by using textbook as well as lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ruggero Bortolami, Emilio Callegari, Viscardo Beghelli, Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici. Bologna: Edagricole, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Junqueira - Carneiro- Kelley, Compendio di Istologia VII edizione italiana. Padova: Piccin, 2017.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

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

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