Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
VET/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The general aims of the course of Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals II are to provide the student with the theoretical and practical tools for surveillance, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases.
In particular, the veterinary epidemiology module aims to provide the basic principles of epidemiology and its applications to veterinary medicine. Particular emphasis are given to topics related to sampling, epidemiological measures, evaluation of diagnostic tests and, finally, epidemiological studies.
In the Infectious Diseases module the course aims to provide in-depth knowledge on the most widespread infectious diseases in intensive cattle breeding, with particular regard to multi-factorial syndromes with high economic impact. The topics are treated covering particularly epidemiological, diagnostic and preventive aspects.
The Veterinary public Health module aims to provide knowledge on the role of the profession with respect to the protection of the health of the public in One-Health perspective. Topics related to epidemiological features of zoonotic diseases, Health Organizations, animal health law and emerging infectious diseases are
Expected learning outcomes
The learning outcomes expected from the course are identified as follows:

Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student must have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic tests, carry out simple epidemiological investigations and be able to manage an outbreak of infectious diseases or, at least, to control and possibly to eradicate the most important infectious diseases in cattle herds. He will also have to know the main zoonotic diseases presented in the course in order to play the proper role of veterinarian in the field of Public health. He will also need to know the structure of the National Health Service and the function of Bodies at European and international level.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student with the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during the course must be able to formulate a suspicion of an infectious disease, and by the means of appropriate epidemiological assessments, identify the most efficient diagnostic procedures to confirm the diagnosis and suggests appropriate therapy, control and prevention.

Autonomy of judgment
At the end of the course the student must be able to identify the direct and indirect risk factors related to the onset of the infectious disease and to suggest the most appropriate interventions to contain or eliminate it.

Communication skills
Based on what has been learned from the course, the student must be able to explain what he has learned in a simple and clear way using correct and appropriate scientific terminology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for a.y. 2021-22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Prerequisites for admission
The student should have already acquired knowledge related to microbiology, immunology, general pathology and pathological anatomy.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is written (open-ended test) and the topics include those covered in all three modules in which the course is divided.
The student must know the topics that have been indicated in the course program and must demonstrate the ability to deal practically with the outbreak of one of the infectious diseases considered, including any required veterinary police measures and any applicable control / eradication plans .The appeals are monthly (excluding March, May, August, December).
To take the exam, enrollment in the appeal through the University's SIFA online service is essential (N.B.: enrollments close 5 days before the exam date) and the preparatory exams must have been passed.
Malattie infettive degli animali domestici 2
Course syllabus
The course has the aim to provide knowledge on veterinary epidemiology, infectious diseases of animals, with emphasis on ruminants and specifically zoonotic and foodborne diseases (i.e. TBC, Brucellosis), production diseases (i.e. mastitis, respiratory diseases) and other infectious diseases such as Paratuberculosis and Q fever.
The practical seminars will mainly focus on the diagnostic aspects of the different infectious diseases, addressinThe course has the aim to provide knowledge on veterinary epidemiology, infectious diseases of animals, with emphasis on ruminants and specifically zoonotic and foodborne diseases (i.e. TBC, Brucellosis), production diseases (i.e. mastitis, respiratory diseases) and other infectious diseases such as Paratuberculosis and Q fever.
The practical seminars will mainly focus on the diagnostic aspects of the different infectious diseases, addressing the diagnostic process in all its phases starting from the methods of choosing the samples, then dealing with the different diagnostic tests to be applied and, finally, on how to objectively interpret the data obtained .
g the diagnostic process in all its phases starting from the methods of choosing the samples, then dealing with the different diagnostic tests to be applied and, finally, on how to objectively interpret the data obtained .
Teaching methods
The lessons are oral and the teaching material concerning all the modules of the course are reported updated on the ARIEL website.
The practical seminars concerns the diagnostic aspects of the main infectious diseases.
Teaching Resources
We will be able to provide specific article in english for each disease.
Sanità pubblica veterinaria e patologia tropicale
Course syllabus
Introduction to Veterinary Public Health and One-Health approach (2h)
Organization and role of national institutions dealing with animal health (4h)
Animal Health Law (2h)
Organization and role of international institutions dealing with animal health (4h)
Zoonoses: classification, social and economic impact, control and prevention measures (4h)
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (2h)
Rabies, West Nile Virus, Hepatitis E, emerging coronavirus (6h)
Teaching methods
The lessons are oral. Active learning through class discussion will be encouraged
Teaching Resources
Slides and bibliography will be available in electronic format on the ariel platform
Textbook suggested
Gli animali, l'uomo e l'ambiente - Ed. Bononia University Press.
Epidemiologia veterinaria
Course syllabus
Room lectures
Introduction to Epidemiology: definition, history and main applications (4 hours)
Epidemiological measures: disease frequency measures: prevalence, incidence, mortality, lethality, association measures (4 hours)
Basic concepts of epidemiological sampling (4 hours)
Sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests (4 hours)

Practical activities
Calculation of the main measures of central tendency and dispersion and application of statistical tests using spreadsheets and dedicated open source software (4 hours)
Calculation of the main parameters of a statistical test and association measures through spreadsheets and dedicated open source software (4 hours)
Case Report discussion (8 hours)
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons to illustrate the basics of epidemiology and its practical applications in Veterinary Medicine
Practical seminars to put the notions acquired during the lectures into practice, facing practical problems for both farm animals and pets and using specific software.
Teaching Resources
Digital presentations will be available on Ariel platform by the teacher updated annually
Epidemiologia veterinaria
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Bronzo Valerio
Malattie infettive degli animali domestici 2
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Shifts:
Turno 1 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Moroni Paolo
Turno 2 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Moroni Paolo
Turno 3 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Moroni Paolo
Turno 4 per un gruppo di studenti
Professor: Brecchia Gabriele
Turno unico per tutti gli studenti
Professor: Addis Maria Filippa
Sanità pubblica veterinaria e patologia tropicale
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Luzzago Camilla
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday 12-14
Room of the teacher
Reception:
Friday 9-10 am
Remote on MS Teams platform