The exam consists of a written test followed by an oral exam.
The written test includes 30 multiple choice questions, which they are focused on the program of the Zoology module. The time given to take the written test is 30 minutes. During the oral exam, the student will have to answer 2/3 questions for each of the two modules.
Evaluation criteria for the evaluation of the written test:
The student acquires 2 points for each correct answer, loses one point for each incorrect answer. The lack of an answer is worth 0 points. The evaluation of the written test is given by the sum of the points divided by 2. The written test in total corresponds to 30 points, the written test is considered passed with at least 18 points.
The grade proposed by the commission will take into account the assessment of the written and oral tests.
In the event of an emergency situation, the exam will take place online by using the Microsoft Teams platform and the written test will not be performed.
The exam will focus on evaluating the following parameters:
1. Knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate adequate knowledge of the main taxa of invertebrates and vertebrates and of plant species of veterinary interest, being able to describe their characteristics with appropriate scientific terminology, demonstrating that they have understood the role of such taxa for the veterinary profession, but also the role of ecological conditions in the evolution of the species studied.
2. Skills to apply knowledge and understanding: the scientific approach and the correct scientific terminology used during the course must be used by the student during the exam (Day one competences: 1.4), demonstrating that they have understood the importance of basic knowledge in the zoological and botanical fields. The student must demonstrate to have an overall vision of the environmental characteristics that influence these species (1.15). Finally, the student must demonstrate the understanding of the importance of different scientific skill synergy, in order to allow the veterinarian to implement a correct scientific approach to research and knowledge, as well as to be able to interact with colleagues of different scientific training.
3. Critical and judgment skills: the student will have to demonstrate that he is able to independently recognize and describe the most common and important taxa, critically arguing the information acquired on the evolution of the characteristics of the same and the repercussions for the veterinary profession, putting in place the scientific approach used during lectures and exercises.
4. Ability to communicate what has been learned: the student must demonstrate the ability to express himself with scientifically appropriate terminology, but also to adapt the linguistic register used, so as to be able to interact with heterogeneous audiences.
5. Skill to continue the study autonomously throughout life: the student will have to demonstrate the ability to use the available sources of knowledge, as well as a solid mental organization in order to recognize the taxa studied, to relate them to the different environmental contexts. Finally, the student will have to demonstrate an increase in their problem-solving skills on these issues.