The activity is part of the practical training. It takes in cattle farms and aims to introduce the student of the 5th year course to the professional reality of the veterinary surgeon who works in the farming field, with specific attention to gynecological aspects.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will acquire in a direct way manual skills of approach to the patient that are part of the skills necessary to professionally face the management of spontaneous pathology in the considered species.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Pregnancy diagnosis Rectal exploration and ovarian palpation Synchronization of parturition in beef cattle
Prerequisites for admission
In order to attend the activity, the student must be enrolled in the 5th year of the course and he must have basic knowledge of subjects of the courses of previous years.
Practical work carried out on animals of the visited farm. The work will be done by students individually or in groups under the direct guidance of the teacher.
No specific reference material is foreseen. In relation to the activities carried out, references to scientific books or papers on specific cases observed.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Learning will be assessed during clinical and diagnostic practical activities carried out in the field. Each specific practical competence carried out correctly by the student will be certified by the appropriate logbook by the teacher. The regular frequency of activities and the acquisition of skills will result in an "approved" assessment.