The student will acquire the basic skills relating to animal pathophysiology, particular to the pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the main alterations of the body''s homeostatic systems (thermoregulation, saline water balance and acid-base balance), the compensation mechanisms of these systems (pathophysiology of the immune response, the vascular system and haemostasis) and the main functional consequences detectable on the respiratory, renal, hepatic and cardiac systems.
Frontal lessons: 15 hours.
Practical exercises: 21 hours for 3 groups of students (7 hours per group of students).
The physiopathology course, an integrated module of the general veterinary pathology course, contributes to developing the following day one competences that can be used from the first day of work:
• 1.4 Communicate effectively with clients, the public, professional colleagues and responsible authorities, using language appropriate to the audience concerned and in full respect of confidentiality and privacy.
• 1.10 Use their professional capabilities to contribute to the advancement of veterinary knowledge and One Health concept, in order to improve animal health and welfare, the quality of animal care and veterinary public health.
• 1.14 Take part in self-audit and peer-group review processes in order to improve performance.
• 2.5 The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common animal species