Training course 09: Nutrition, Innovation and Security

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/18 VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Modern nutrition is based on a proper balance between the quantity, quality and functionality requirements of the diet. Proper diet planning and management can be an important factor in improving health and preventing many diseases. In this training activity the main issues related to the modern nutrition of dogs and cats will be addressed in line with the changed life conditions of the animals, the nutritional dietary evaluation of the diets including the novel foods and the alternative diets, the evaluation of the status of nutrition through indicators and clinical evaluations. The training proposal therefore proposes an integrated approach to animal dietology.
Expected learning outcomes
The learning outcomes of the course are schematically identified as follows:
Knowledge and understanding - At the end of the course the student must have acquired the knowledge of the main topics related to modern nutrition of dogs and cats in line with the changed living conditions of animals, nutritional dietary assessment of diets, including novel feeds and alternative diets, evaluation of nutrition status through biomarkers  and clinical evaluation.
Applying knowledge and understanding - At  the end of the course the student must have acquired the necessary knowledge for a correct design and management of the diet, which is an important factor in improving the health status and preventing many diseases.
Making judgments - At the end of the course the student will have to show to be able to independently assess the dietary/nutritional characteristics of the diets, including the novel feeds and the alternative diets, the dog and cat nutritional status through biomarkers and clinical evaluations, as well to evaluate the best communication strategies to maximize the success of a diet within the animal-owner binomial.
Communication skills - The knowledge and understanding of communication strategies will allow the student to communicate correctly with the owner of the animal in order to maximize the success of a diet within the animal-owner binomial.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Food compliance
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Bontempo Valentino
Food Safety
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Baldi Antonella
Health Nutrition Counseling
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Fusi Eleonora
Nutritional evaluation of food and pet food
AGR/18 - ANIMAL NUTRITION AND FEEDING - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Cheli Federica