Veterinary Medical Semiotics and Legal Medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
9
Max ECTS
96
Overall hours
SSD
VET/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the Course of Veterinary Medical Semiotics, Laboratory Investigation and Diagnostic Imaging of Large and Small Animal is to direct the Student to research and to recognize general and particular signs and symptoms of a disease, in order to prepare him/her for clinical reasoning also with the help of laboratory investigations and diagnostic imaging.
The course should also provide guidance to the Student in the field of Veterinary Legal Medicine and Veterinary Legislation governing the veterinary profession as well as in the field of the civil, criminal and administrative law, of  ethic and deontology of the legal issues of the national and European rules concerning feed and food law, and animal welfare.
1) Knowledge and understanding: the student shall prove to be able to collect the patient's anamnestic data, to be able to restrain and manage it, and perform a general and particular clinical examination of the different systems (General Objective Examination, Particular Objective Examination) methodologically and analytically. The student shall also prove to be able to sample, store and transport biological samples and to interpret the results of the most common laboratory tests and to be able to interpret an ultrasound examination. The Student shall also acquire knowledge of the Law and Veterinary Legislation principles, governing the role and the responsibility of both the Public Veterinarian and the Veterinary Practitioner, understanding the professional ethics and deontology.
2) Ability to apply Knowledge and understanding: the student shall demonstrate the knowledge needed to correlate the clinical findings with the ancillary tests, as well as being able to apply the legislation to his/her own professional activity.
3)Autonomy of judgment: the student shall prove to be able to examine and interpret critically the information acquired during the frontal classes as well as during the practical lessons and those written on the recommended texts.
4) Communication skills: Student shall prove to be able to communicate his/her knowledge by using appropriate terminology during the frontal classes, the practical lessons and the practical test.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Medicina legale veterinaria
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ruffo Giancarlo
Shifts:
Professor: Ruffo Giancarlo
Turno per tutti gli studenti
Professor: Ruffo Giancarlo
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei grandi animali
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Shifts:
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 1 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 15 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 16 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 17 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 18 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 19 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 2 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 20 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 21 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Pravettoni Davide
Turno 3 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 4 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 5 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 6 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno 7 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Turno per tutti gli studenti
Professor: Belloli Angelo
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei piccoli animali
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Shifts:
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 1 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 2 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 3 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 4 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 5 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 6 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 7 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Turno 8 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Zucca Enrica
Turno per tutti gli studenti
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei piccoli animali
Syllabus
The Module, divided into 3 CFUs, includes:
- frontal lectures (2 CFU - 16 hours) consisting of lessons that are articulated and completed with the modules of Veterinary Medical Semeiotics, Laboratory Diagnostics and for Images of Large Animals and Surgical Veterinary Semeiotics in order to impart clinical teaching harmonious, organic and as close as possible to professional practice.
- exercises (1 CFU - 16 hours). The exercises are harmonized with the exercises of Medical Semeiotics of Large Animals and Surgical Semeiotics.

Frontal lectures (16 hours)
General physical examination (2 hours)
Clinical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging related to the blood and lymphatic system (2 hours)
Clinical examination and diagnostic imaging of the cardiovascular system (2 hours)
Clinical examination and laboratory diagnostics of the integumentary apparatus (2 hours)
Clinical examination, laboratory diagnostics and imaging of the digestive system (4 hours)
Clinical examination, laboratory diagnostics and imaging of the urinary tract (2 hours)
Overview of horse airway endoscopy (1 hour)
Overview of horse echocardiography (1 hour)

Exercises (16 hours)
Approach and containment of dogs and cats, topographic applied anatomy (1.5 hours)
Examination of the head and neck (examination of oral and oculoconjunctival mucous membranes, opening of the mouth, examination of the lymph nodes, inspection of the ears, palpation of the trachea, hemostasis of the jugular vein, 1.5 hours)
Chest examination of the dog and cat (breath test, palpation of cardiac injury, auscultation of the heart and lungs, palpation of the femoral pulse, 1.5 hours)
Examination of the abdomen of the dog and the cat (inspection of the abdomen, abdominal palpation, recognition of the main abdominal organs available by palpation; 1.5 hours)
Diagnostic exercises for images in dogs and cats: principles of abdominal ultrasound (1.5 hours)
Diagnostic Imaging for Images in the equine species: principles of ultrasound of the abdomen and thorax (1 hour);
Diagnostic Imaging for Images in the Equine species: principles of echocardiography (1 hour)
Classroom exercise seminar for all students on clinical examination of New Pets (rabbit, guinea pig, aviary bird, 2.5 hours)
Lectures in the classroom for all students on the clinical examination of the Reptiles (2 hours)
Classroom exercise seminar for all students on ultrasound clinical cases (2 hours)
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei grandi animali
Syllabus
The Module, divided into 3 CFUs, includes:
- frontal lectures (2 CFU - 16 hours) consisting of lessons that are articulated and completed with the Modules of Veterinary Medical Semeiotics, Laboratory Diagnostics and Small Animal and Veterinary Surgical Semeiotics Images in order to provide clinical teaching harmonious, organic and as close as possible to professional practice.
- exercises (1 CFU - 16 hours) carried out at the Department of the Ruminants Clinic, of the Suino (C.R.S.), and the Department of Medicine of the Horse. The exercises are harmonized with the exercises of Medical Semeiotics of Small Animals and Surgical Semeiotics.


Frontal lectures (16 hours)
Physical semeiology (inspection, palpation, percussion, listening) (2 hours);
General Objective Exam (2 hours);
Digestive system (3 hours);
Respiratory system (3 hours);
Circulatory system (1 hours);
Urinary system (1 hours);
Dermal and attached gland (breast) (1 h);
Neurological examination (1 hours);
Horse's digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular system (2 hours).

Exercises (16 hours)
Projections of the organs on the skin surface (1 hours);
Accident prevention and containment of cattle and horses (1.5 hours);
Functional examination of the breath and examination of the apparent mucous membranes (1.5 hours);
Palpation: skin, wrist, cardiac area, lung area, lymph nodes, pharynx, rumen, abdomen, (1.5 hours);
Palpation: frontal sinuses, larynx, trachea, thorax, pleurodinia, succession, breast of the bovine (1.5 hours);
Percussion of the chest and abdomen of the bovine (1.5 hours);
Listening of the larynx, trachea, thorax (heart and lung), of the abdomen (rumen and intestine) (1.5 hours);
Clinical examination and neurological examination (1.5 hours);
Inspection, palpation, auscultation in the particular objective examination of the cardiovascular system in the horse (1.5);
Inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation in the particular objective examination of the respiratory system in the horse (1,5);
Inspection, palpation, auscultation in the particular objective examination of the gastrointestinal apparatus in the horse (1,5);
Medicina legale veterinaria
Syllabus
FRONTAL LECTURES
- The Veterinary Legal Medicine. The sources of European law. The sources of Italian law (2 hours)
-Elements of administrative law. Elements of criminal law and criminal procedure. Elements of civil law and civil procedure for veterinary use (2 hours)
- The professional responsibility of the veterinarian for the acts of the veterinary surgeon according to the law (2 hours)
-Normative regarding animal protection and welfare. (2 hours)
- Permanent veterinary supervision and the EU Reg. N. 429/2016 (2 hours)
-The official controls and the EU Reg. N. 625/2017 and in L. n. 689/1981 (2 hours)
- Technical-legal analysis of legislation on food safety, food hygiene and feed law (2 hours)
- The legislation on the veterinary drug and the obligations of the veterinary surgeon (2 hours)

EXERCISES
-The responsibility of the veterinary surgeon, analysis and discussion of jurisprudential case studies: analysis of negligence, of skill and of imprudence; case studies of violation of the law (2 hours)
-Analysis of jurisprudential and veterinary case studies in the field of buying and selling animals, classification of defects, times of forfeiture, prescription times (2 hours)
-Analysis of forms of informed consent -Method of the medical record according to the law -Casista of certificates and reports for judicial purposes (2 hours)
-Analysis of technical advice and of medico-legal reports: drafting of an expert report (2 hours)
- Analysis of the jurisprudence of the offenses committed by the official veterinarian - Analysis of the behavior of the ASL veterinarian in the official certifications (2 hours)
-Activities of the official veterinarian: drafting of administrative measures (2 hours)
-Comparation of expert reports with judicial measures (2 hours)
-The role of the official veterinarian of P.G. (2 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei piccoli animali
Syllabus
Not provided
Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei grandi animali
Syllabus
Not included, the course includes mandatory attendance
Medicina legale veterinaria
Syllabus
Not included, the course includes mandatory attendance
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday, 11.00-13.00 a.m., by appointment
Clinica dei Ruminanti del Suino e Management - Via dell'Università, 6 26900 LODI