Wildlife parasitology

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The main objectives of the course are to provide students with information on: 1) the main parasites of wildlife and the mode of transmission of parasitic infections; 2) the evaluation of strategies for the prevention and management of the main parasitic diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will know the main parasite infection of wildlife and he will be able to understand their infection dynamics and the prevention and intervention strategies to limit their spread.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
The online lessons are mainly held in synch with some asynchronous contributions, encouraging maximum involvement and participation of students.

The activities in classroom will be available in Teams platform
Course syllabus
An overview on life cycles and health and population dynamics of wildlife (i.e. domestic animals and wildlife sanitary interactions). In details, some parasites important in wildlife will be described and analyzed: Toxoplasma gondii, Trichinella spp., Echinococcus spp. and ticks e tick borne diseases (TBD).
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge required for the access to the Degree Course.
Teaching methods
Lectures, laboratory and field practicals
Teaching Resources
Material provided by the teacher and uploaded to the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The assesment method consist in a written examination. The student should properly write about the arguments of the course. The criteria of the evaluation include: critical and analytical capacity, course argument comprehension validation.
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday; 11.00-12.00
DIVET; General Pathology and Parasitology