The course (with lectures and practical activities) aims to provide the student with the main notions of general microbiology, immunology and hygiene, treating the main characteristics of the different classes of microorganisms, the main characteristics of the innate and adaptive immune system and the different types of immune response, with diagnostic elements; also providing basic elements of biosecurity, prevention and prophylaxis of the main infectious diseases of domestic animals.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding At the end of the course, the student must have acquired basic theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the main characteristics of microorganisms, the immune response, the main techniques of microbiological diagnostics and the fundamental rules of biosecurity, prevention and prophylaxis of infectious diseases of domestic animals.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding The student with the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during the course, must be able to know the characteristics of the various microorganisms and their impact on the health and immune status of animals, also evaluating right application of the measures of hygiene and prevention of infectious diseases.
Autonomy of judgment At the end of the course, the student must be able to recognize the direct and indirect risk factors related to the appearance of an infectious pathology in domestic animals and apply the most appropriate interventions to contain or eliminate it.
Communication skills On the basis of what has been learned from the course, the student must be able to explain what has been learned in a simple and clear way using correct and appropriate scientific terminology.