Veterinary oncology

A.Y. 2017/2018
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso si propone di fornire allo studente un approccio multidisciplinare alla patogenesi, alla diagnostica ed alla clinica delle più importanti neoplasie del cane e del gatto. Il corso, di carattere prevalentemente pratico, è strutturato in modo che lo studente possa aver modo di partecipare attivamente alle attività cliniche e di laboratorio delle diverse strutture coinvolte.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Citologia generale e oncologica
Course syllabus
This is an introduction to cytology and focuses on the common sites sampled in clinical practice (mainly skin, lymph node, effusions) with special reference to neoplastic lesions. Course module cover cytology overview with an identification of cell components and backgrounds. The aim is to learn to apply cytology in clinical practice. The stepwise fashion of teaching cytology used in this module will allow the student to build confidence in his/her cytology skills. Course module is mainly based on microscopic evaluation of cytology slides
Modulo: Diagnostica oncologica per immagini
Course syllabus
The course is oriented to increase and to broaden the aspects related to rational employment of digital radiology, computed tomography, resonance magnetic imaging and nuclear medicine in small animal oncology. Student is involved in the activities of the Radiology Unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Lodi, from the management of the patient to the studies planning and film reading under supervision of the teacher.
Modulo: Neoplasie dell'apparato genitale e della mammella
Course syllabus
In this course the students will be actively involved in the management of small animals patients affected by genital system or mammary gland tumors. Under the supervision of the teacher, they will perform and will be directly involved in a complete clinical work-up and collection of patients signalment and medical history; will perform the clinical examination and discuss about clinical findings, and plan the necessary supplementary investigations in order to make a diagnosis, to choose the most appropriate therapy, and to make a prognosis. In addition, the students will be involved, as assistant of surgeon or surgery room's operator, during the surgery treatment of small animals genital system or mammary gland tumours, will follow the post surgery patient monitoring, and will set the post surgical management, discharge and clinical follow up of the patient. Students will also be organized in small groups for clinical cases presentation and discussion and to critically evaluate recent articles from the relevant scientific literature.
Modulo: Diagnostica immunoistochimica in oncologia
Course syllabus
In the course will be described and discussed the immunohistochemical methods and the most important diagnostic and prognostic markers used in veterinary oncology. Histologic and immunohistochemically stained slides of the most frequent and important animal tumors will be observed with a multi-head discussion microscope. The students, supervised by the professor, shall perform an immunohistochemical test to characterize neoplastic samples with some of the most frequently used diagnostic markers.
Description of immunohistochemical methods and of the main diagnostic and prognostic markers used in veterinary oncology (cytoskeletal antigens, MIB1, p53, mdm2, neu, EGFr): seminars (4-6 hours)
Observation and discussion histologic and immunohistochemical slides related to some domestic animal tumors (papillomas, undifferentiated carcinoma and sarcomas, melanomas, breast cancer) (6-8 hours)
Immunophenotypic immunofenotyping test, carried out using the most common diagnostic tumor markers and performed in the lab by students under the supervision of the teacher (4 hours)
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Citologia generale e oncologica
Course syllabus
Not provided
Modulo: Neoplasie dell'apparato genitale e della mammella
Course syllabus
Not applicable
Modulo: Diagnostica immunoistochimica in oncologia
Course syllabus
not provided
Modulo: Citologia generale e oncologica
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Caniatti Mario
Modulo: Diagnostica immunoistochimica in oncologia
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Sironi Giuseppe
Modulo: Diagnostica oncologica per immagini
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Modulo: Istologia oncologica
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Grieco Valeria
Modulo: Neoplasie dell'apparato genitale e della mammella
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Modulo: Neoplasie ematologiche
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Comazzi Stefano
Modulo: Oncologia clinica e chirurgica
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 32 hours
Professor: Stefanello Damiano
Professor(s)
Reception:
mon-fry appointment needed (mario.caniatti@unimi.it)
My office (Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria)
Reception:
Monday to Friday, by appointment
Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria - Lodi