Veterinary Medicine

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Single-cycle master
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-42 - Medicina veterinaria (EN)
Single-cycle master
300
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
5
Years
Course location
Lodi
Language
Italian

The degree programme in Veterinary Medicine is designed to equip graduates with competences in:

  • the provision of medical assistance with animal husbandry;
  • the prevention and treatment of infectious and parasitic animal diseases;
  • the protection of public health from diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans;
  • the testing of foods of animal origin;
  • the protection of ecological balance and wildlife heritage.

The degree programme offers students sufficient training to operate in the veterinary field (animal health, foods, environment and animal welfare) within the National Health Service, upon successful completion of the relevant specialisation qualifications, both in Local Health Authorities and in Experimental Veterinary Preventive Medicine Institutes.

Graduates can also pursue freelance work in these fields, in relation to the zootechnical industry (fodder, supplements, genetic selection and husbandry development), the pharmaceutical industry (consultancy and technical support, research and development, regulation and recording) and the food industry (production hygiene, processing technologies and the management of the production of foods of animal origin).

It also covers areas more traditionally associated with the veterinary profession, namely veterinary clinics and on-site treatment, surgical and veterinary obstetrics and gynaecology in productive livestock and pets, in addition to the more innovative fields of behavioural science. Other career opportunities can also be pursued in international organisations, within the European Community or within the sphere of cooperation and development.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biology, Histology and Embryology 10 88 Italian
- Biologia animale3
- Biologia vegetale3
- Istologia ed embriologia4
Physics, Chemistry, Informatics Biostatistics and English 14 128 Italian
- Chimica3
- Fisica3
- Informatica e Biostatistica5
- Inglese3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Agronomy, Crop Science, Rural Buildings and Economics 9 72 Italian
- Agronomy3
- Animal Husbandry3
- Principles of Economics3
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 9 88 Italian
- Biochimica metabolica3
- Biochimica strutturale3
- Propedeutica biochimica3
General Zootechnics and Genetic Improvement 7 64 Italian
- Genetica veterinaria3
- Zootecnica generale e miglioramento genetico4
Systematic and Comparative Veterinary Anatomy 11 104 Italian
- Anatomia veterinaria sistematica e comparata 16
- Anatomia veterinaria sistematica e comparata 25
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals 9 80 Italian
- Endocrinologia degli animali domestici3
- Fisiologia veterinaria 26
Physiology and Ethology of Domstic Animals 10 88 Italian
- Etologia veterinaria e benessere animale4
- Fisiologia veterinaria 16
Systematic and Topographic Veterinary Anatomy 8 72 Italian
- Anatomia topografica veterinaria3
- Anatomia veterinaria sistematica e comparata 35
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical Biochemistry 6 56 Italian
General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology 14 136 Italian
- Fisiopatologia e immunopatologia4
- Immunologia veterinaria3
- Microbiologia veterinaria3
- Patologia generale veterinaria4
Special Husbandry and Animal Breeding 9 96 Italian
- Produzioni animali3
- Tecnologie di allevamento3
- Zoocolture3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal Nutrition 10 104 Italian
- Alimentazione degli animali da reddito: qualità e sicurezza alimentare3
- Alimentazione e dietetica degli animali da compagnia4
- Nutrizione e salute animale3
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 5 48 Italian
- Anatomia patologica veterinaria 13
- Istopatologia e citopatologia2
Veterinary parasitology and Parasitic Diseases 9 88 Italian
- Malattie parassitarie4
- Parassitologia5
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology 9 80 Italian
- Farmacologia veterinaria5
- Tossicologia veterinaria4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology 9 88 Italian
- Modulo: Epidemiologia veterinaria3
- Modulo: Malattie infettive degli animali domestici 23
- Modulo: Sanità pubblica veterinaria e patologia tropicale3
Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology 8 80 Italian
- Malattie infettive degli animali domestici 14
- Patologia aviare4
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 8 88 Italian
- Anatomia patologica veterinaria 23
- Autopsie3
- Oncologia2
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Inspection of Animal Source Foods 1 9 88 Italian
- Igiene e tecnologia alimentare4
- Industrie e alimenti di origine animale5
Inspection of Animal Source Foods 2 8 80 Italian
- Ispezione e controllo dei prodotti della pesca3
- Ispezione e controllo delle carni3
- Lavori pratici nei macelli2
Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgical Techniques 6 64 Italian
- Anestesiologia veterinaria3
- Medicina operatoria veterinaria3
Veterinary Obstetrics, Pathology and Reproductive Technologies 6 64 Italian
- Ostetricia veterinaria3
- Patologia della riproduzione e fecondazione artificiale3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Surgical Pathology, Semeiotics and Veterinary Radiology 9 96 Italian
- Patologia chirurgica3
- Radiologia veterinaria e medicina nucleare3
- Semeiotica chirurgica3
Veterinary Medical Pathology and Clinical Epidemiology 6 64 Italian
- Epidemiologia clinica3
- Patologia medica veterinaria3
Veterinary Medical Semiotics and Legal Medicine 9 96 Italian
- Medicina legale veterinaria3
- Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei grandi animali3
- Semeiotica medica veterinaria, diagnostica di laboratorio e per immagini dei piccoli animali3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Andrology and Obstetrical-Gynecological Clinics 8 88 Italian
- Andrologia e clinica andrologica veterinaria3
- Clinica ostetrica e ginecologica veterinaria5
Veterinary Internal Medicine and Therapy 12 120 Italian
- Clinica medica veterinaria degli animali da reddito3
- Clinica medica veterinaria dei piccoli animali3
- Clinica medica veterinaria del cavallo3
- Terapia medica veterinaria3
Veterinary Surgical 8 88 Italian
- Clinica chirurgica dei piccoli animali3
- Clinica chirurgica veterinaria3
- Ortopedia e clinica traumatologica veterinaria2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Approccio pratico in campo alla clinica delle malattie infettive del bovino 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla podologia e alla chirurgia podoiatrica veterinaria 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla visita clinica del cavallo 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla visita clinica del cavallo: emergenze ortopediche 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla visita clinico-chirurgica del bovino 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla visita ginecologica del bovino 1 16 Italian
Approccio pratico in campo alla visita ginecologica del cavallo 1 16 Italian
Assistenza alla bovina durante il parto: approccio pratico in campo 1 16 Italian
Nutrition for prevention and longevity 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Diagnosis and prevention of genetic diseases in dogs and cats1
- Horse nutrition1
- New frontiers in pets nutrition1
- Nutritional innovation for the prevention of active aging1
Training course 01: Diagnostic approach to infectious diseases of pets 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Diagnostic of bacterial and mycotic diseases of companion animals1
- Diagnostic virology1
- Immunology2
Training course 02- Prophylactic approach to infectious diseases of pets 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Emerging viral diseases and zoonosis of companion animals2
- Immunoprophylaxis2
Training Course 03: Bovine Health Management 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Herd Health Management I1
- Parasitic diseases1
- Physiology of reproduction1
Training course 04: Diagnosis and therapy of the soft tissue diseases in dogs and cats 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Obstetrical-Gynecological Surgery1
- Special histopathology1
- Special surgery1
- Surgical oncology1
Training course 05: Small animal internal and behavioural medicine 8 128 Italian
- Animal Communication1
- Behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders1
- Clinical Rotation4
- Safe management, training and behavioral problems of the horse2
Training course 06: Genetics and management of companion animals 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Companion animals' morphological evaluation, selection and husbandry1
- Companion animals' nutrition and dietary management1
- Genetic pathologies and their prevention1
- Small pets1
Training course 07: Wildlife management I 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Ecoparasitology and management of disease in wild animals1
- Emerging infectious diseases and zoonosis of wild animals1
- Pathophysiology of wild animals and capture1
- Wildlife management1
Training course 09: Nutrition, Innovation and Security 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Food Safety1
- Food compliance1
- Health Nutrition Counseling1
- Nutritional evaluation of food and pet food1
Training course 10: Small animal internal and behavioural medicine 8 128 Italian
- Behavioural medicine1
- Cardiology1
- Clinical Rotation4
- Microbiology1
- Radio-tomographic Diagnostic Techniques1
Training course 12: Veterinary Oncology 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Diagnostic immunohistochemistry in oncology1
- General and oncological cytology1
- Hemathologic tumors1
- Surgical and clinical oncology1
Training course 13: Clinical Pathology 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Dermatopathology1
- Diagnostic cytology1
- Haemathology and Clinical Biochemistry1
- Veterinary histopathology1
Training course 14: Small animal reproduction 8 128 Italian
- Assisted Reproductive Techniques1
- Clinical Rotation4
- Neonatology1
- Obstetrical-Gynecological Clinics1
- Phisiopathology of Reproduction1
Training course 15: Veterinarian's role in evaluating farm animal welfare 8 128 Italian
- Animal welfare aspects of management in cattle and during transport1
- Animal welfare aspects of management in pig production1
- Clinical Rotation4
- Welfare assessment at the slaughterhouse1
- Welfare of farmed animals: regulatory principles, ethical issues and professional responsibilities1
Training course 16: Ultrasonography and endoscopy in companion animals (small animals and sport horses) 8 128 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Equine Ultrasonography1
- Equine endoscopy1
- Small animal endoscopy1
- Small animals Ultrasonography1
Wildlife management II 8 112 Italian
- Clinical Rotation4
- Conservation principles2
- Contaminants and toxicological effects in wildlife1
- Principles of wildlife management1
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Practical training 30 Italian
Final examination 7 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente deve acquisire n. 8 cfu per attività a libera scelta selezionando uno dei percorsi sotto riportati.

Il modulo di Rotazione Ospedaliera (4cfu) è presente in tutti i percorsi e si compone come segue:

1cfu esercitativo relativo ai grandi animali (bovini, equini, piccoli ruminanti e suini, con le attività di medicina interna, chirurgia, anestesiologia, riproduzione, diagnostica per immagini e di laboratorio.

3cfu esercitativi relativi ai piccolo animali (attività di medicina interna, chirurgia, anestesiologia, riproduzione, diagnostica per immagini e di laboratorio
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Andrology and Obstetrical-Gynecological Clinics Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology (compulsory), Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology (compulsory), Veterinary Obstetrics, Pathology and Reproductive Technologies (compulsory), Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Animal Nutrition General Zootechnics and Genetic Improvement (compulsory), Special Husbandry and Animal Breeding (compulsory)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Physics, Chemistry, Informatics Biostatistics and English (compulsory)
Clinical Biochemistry Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (compulsory)
General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology Biology, Histology and Embryology (compulsory), Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals (compulsory), Systematic and Topographic Veterinary Anatomy (optional)
Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 (optional)
Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 (optional)
Inspection of Animal Source Foods 1 Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Inspection of Animal Source Foods 2 Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology (compulsory), Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology (compulsory), Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (compulsory), Systematic and Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (compulsory), Systematic and Topographic Veterinary Anatomy (optional)
Special Husbandry and Animal Breeding Physiology and Endocrinology of Domestic Animals (compulsory)
Surgical Pathology, Semeiotics and Veterinary Radiology Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 (compulsory)
Systematic and Comparative Veterinary Anatomy Biology, Histology and Embryology (compulsory)
Systematic and Topographic Veterinary Anatomy Biology, Histology and Embryology (compulsory), Systematic and Comparative Veterinary Anatomy (compulsory)
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology (compulsory)
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary parasitology and Parasitic Diseases (compulsory)
Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgical Techniques Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Veterinary Internal Medicine and Therapy Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology (compulsory), Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology (compulsory), Veterinary Medical Pathology and Clinical Epidemiology (compulsory), Veterinary Medical Semiotics and Legal Medicine (compulsory), Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Veterinary Medical Pathology and Clinical Epidemiology Animal Nutrition (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 (compulsory)
Veterinary Medical Semiotics and Legal Medicine Clinical Biochemistry (compulsory), Veterinary Medical Pathology and Clinical Epidemiology (optional)
Veterinary Obstetrics, Pathology and Reproductive Technologies Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 1 (compulsory), Veterinary Anatomic Pathology 2 (compulsory)
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology (compulsory)
Veterinary Surgical Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals 2 and Veterinary Epidemiology (compulsory), Infectious Diseases of Domestic Animals and Avian Pathology (compulsory), Surgical Pathology, Semeiotics and Veterinary Radiology (compulsory), Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (compulsory)
Veterinary parasitology and Parasitic Diseases General Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology (compulsory)
Sede
Lodi
Presidente del collegio: GIUSEPPE SIRONI
Contatti
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 83 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 07-05-2019 to 07-30-2019
Admission Test date and location: 04/09/2019 09:00, Admission test location
Enrolment period: from 10-01-2019 to 10-04-2019