Veterinary medicine
Study-unit Code
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Francesco Porciello
  • Francesco Porciello
  • 25 ore - Francesco Porciello
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Learning activities
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Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course is held within the facilities of the Depaertment of Veterinary Medicine. The students are directly involved in the clinical-diagnostic and therapeutic activities of the acceptance service of small animals, of horse and of food-producing animals.
During practical activities, the student interacts with the veterinarians of the OVUD and also discusses the theoretical aspects of the observed cases.
Each student, supervised by veterinarians and lecturers, will have to personally report on the patient's clinical folders the signaling, the anamnestic data collection and the general objective exams, the outcome and other clinical information.
Reference texts
Students are required to interact with the Teacher through the UNISTUDIUM portal of the University where, in the space devoted to this course, together with suggestions, recommendations and guidelines given by the Teacher, teaching materials are available in the form of assigned assignments.
Educational objectives
The activities are essentially practical and therefore it is expected that the student will acquire interaction skills with animal owners in the presence of structured veterinarians, in anamnestic collection and physical examination of diseased animals. In any case, the "red week basic course" represents only a small part (25 hours) of the time provided for the practical teaching of the course in veterinary medicine and is designed to allow the student to experience an initial "full immersion" in the reality of an acceptance service of a veterinarian hospital. This experience is the first occasion for the student to experience the initial approach to the sick animal by collecting the history by questioning the owner and carrying out the general phisical examination. The minimum learning objective for the "Red Base Week" is the ability to use clinical methodology and to carry out general objective examinations on small animals, on horses and on food producing animals.
The knowledge that the student must possess at the beginning of the activities for this teaching derive from the clinical methodology modules in small and large animals and other teaching courses of the Medical, Surgical and Obstetric Clinic.

To get the most out of this lesson, it is important that the student knows the basic clinical methodology (inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and measurements) and possess the theoretical basis and practical skills necessary for carrying out a general objective examination in small Animals, in the horse and in the food producing animals.
Teaching methods
Direct participation, under the supervision of structured and unstructured teachers and veterinarians, for clinical activities in OVUD
Other information
To be admitted to attend the course, you must have the following certificates and requirements:
- Attendance of course on Legislative Decree 81/2008;
- To be covered with anti-tetanical vaccination and present the up-to-date certification, issued by the ASL in charge, at the Didactic Secretariat (Polo Didattico Veterinaria Medicina Veterinaria); Students must wear green in burgundy color
Learning verification modality
There is no evaluation in the form of a oral or written exam, but each student will have to prepare a detailed report on the activity. This report must be compiled on UNISTUDIUM according to the instructions contained in the assignment section. The teacher evaluates the report and assigns a score (max 30/30) that is intended to indicate to the student the value of the product but does not have the value of exam grade. Student fitness is evaluated during the practical activity and on the basis of the presented report. Verbalization of fitness is performed periodically for the group of students who have reached the required hours of attendance.
The Activity Tutor will collect the attendance sheets of everyone who has completed all three scheduled shifts, logbooks and booklets one day every week. Booklets and logbooks will be returned to their Students on the following week at the same venue and at the same time.
Extended program
Practical activities take place in groups of 2 students in shifts defined as follows:
1 daily shift from 8 am to 5 pm - Monday to Friday
Each student must have 3 shifts up to 25 hours of activity for the recognition of no. 1 CFU

Each student at the beginning of each of his turns presents himself to the practicing physician in H24 with the necessary kit (badge, Bordeaux green, phonendoscope, booklet and log book) and sign the attendance sheet.

During the round, under the supervision of Veterinarians, he collaborates in carrying out all the activities related to the clinical examination of animals presented at OVUD and all those already admitted, returning the data to the appropriate fields of clinical reports.
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