Veterinary parasitology and Parasitic Diseases

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
General objective of the course: 
the course aims to provide the student with the theoric and practical notions to identify the dynamics of animal and zoonotic parasite in the host population and the diseases caused by them, to plan control and therapeutical programmes in both companion and zootechnical animals.
Goals to achieve
1) Knowledge and understanding: the students are required to demonstrate exhaustive knowledge of both parasites biology and the relation of parasite-host-environment; the zoonotic risk of some parasites; knowledge of epidemiology, patogenesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis, control, profilaxys and therapy of the most important parasitic diseases of companion animals, large animals and horses
2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student must be able to apply the theoretical knowledge to recognize the parasitic agents, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of parasitic diseases, in order to prevent them and especially plan prophylaxis programmes of zoonotic parasitic diseases.  
3) Autonomy of judgment: the student must learn critically and proactively both the information provided by the teacher and those derived from the recommended textbooks
4) Communication skills: the student should be able to explain the concepts acquired with appropriate and updated terminology that should be consistent with the terminology used in other disciplines,  during the lectures, the practical lessons and the practical test
Expected learning outcomes
acquisition of knowledge of both parasites biology and the relation of parasite-host-environment; the zoonotic risk of some parasites; knowledge of epidemiology, patogenesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis, control, profilaxys and therapy of the most important parasitic diseases of companion animals, large animals and horses
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Prerequisites for admission
The student must have knowledge of invertebrate zoology (taxonomy, body organization and reproduction), vertebrate anatomy (with particular reference to the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and circulatory systems), general pathology and physiology
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam for the modules in which the course is divided consists of a practical test and a written test.
The practical test will verify the acquisition of parasitological diagnostic knowledge. The student must be able to correctly perform a diagnostic technique among those carried out during the practical activities (e.g. qualitative copromicroscopic examination (flotation and sedimentation), quantitative copromicroscopic exam, Baerman, Knott test) and he should be able to interpret a parasitological microscopic preparation.
Passing the practical test is an essential condition for being able to take the written test.
The written test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Each question is assigned a specific score for a total of 50 points.
The questions focus on the content of the lessons and practices. Power Point presentations are available on ARIEL.
The final mark is established in thirtieths
The exam sessions are 8 in number and take place in the months of: January, February, April, June, July, September, October, November / December
Additional sessions for out-of-course students [YES] or undergraduates [NO]. The sessions have been scheduled according to the indications of the Degree Course Council in Veterinary Medicine.
To take the exam, enrollment in the session through the University's SIFA online service is essential (N.B .: enrollments close 4 days before the exam date) and the mandatory preliminary examinations must have been passed.
Parassitologia
Course syllabus
Lectures
General parasitology
Ecology and biology of parasites.
Interaction of host, parasites and environment
Special parasitology
Life cycle of the most important parasites: protozoa, helminths, artrophods of pets and zootechnical animals, zoonotic parasites.
Practices
Morphological features and identification of parasites of pets, horses, ruminants and pigs.
Teaching methods
The teaching will be provided through lectures and laboratory practices.
Teaching Resources
Files distributed and updated annually by the teacher, available on ARIEL website
Reference books: Taylor M.A., Coop R.L, Wall R.L. "Parassitologia e Malattie parassitarie degli Animali", I Ediz Italiana, 2010, EMSI ROMA, ediz italiana a cura di Garippa G, Manfredi MT, Otranto D.
Garippa G., Manfredi M.T., eds (2011). Guida alla diagnosi e terapia delle Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali. Prima Edizione Italiana di Veterinary Parasitology di Foreyt J.W., EMSI Roma pp 276
Malattie parassitarie
Course syllabus
Lectures
Definition of parasitic disease and damnage caused by parasites.
Pathogenesis of parasitic infections (ecto and endo) and host immune response to parasitic infection.
Epidemiology and control of ectoparasites, protozoa and helminthic infections of companion animals
Epidemiology and control of ectoparasites, protozoa and helminthic infections of agricultural animals in different breeding systems)
Clinical symptoms and diagnostic of the most important parasitic diseases.
Preventive measures and treatments.
Zoonotic infections by helminthes and artrophods.
Zoonotic infections by protozoa
Economic and social consequences of parasitic diseases of animals.
Practices
Diagnostic methods used to detect parasitic infections: coprological, serological and molecular methods
Teaching methods
The teaching will be provided through lectures and laboratory practices.
Teaching Resources
Files distributed and updated annually by the teacher, available on ARIEL website
Reference books: Taylor M.A., Coop R.L, Wall R.L. "Parassitologia e Malattie parassitarie degli Animali", I Ediz Italiana, 2010, EMSI ROMA, ediz italiana a cura di Garippa G, Manfredi MT, Otranto D.
Garippa G., Manfredi M.T., eds (2011). Guida alla diagnosi e terapia delle Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali. Prima Edizione Italiana di Veterinary Parasitology di Foreyt J.W., EMSI Roma pp 276
Malattie parassitarie
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 4
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Shifts:
Turno 1 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 10 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 11 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 2 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 3 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 4 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 5 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 6 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 7 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 8 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 9 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno per tutti gli studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Parassitologia
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 5
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Shifts:
Turno 2 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 3 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa
Turno 4 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Zanzani Sergio Aurelio Giorgio
Turno 5 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Zanzani Sergio Aurelio Giorgio
Turno 6 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Zanzani Sergio Aurelio Giorgio
Turno1 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Manfredi Maria Teresa