Students must demonstrate to have acquired a complete range of information to solve autonomously problems regarding animal welfare.
The course aims to the attainment of the following Day One Competences:
1.1 Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of the veterinarian in relation to animals under his/her care, the environment, clients, policies and society.
1.8 Be able to review and evaluate literature and presentations critically.
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.
1.20 Assess the physical condition, welfare and nutritional status of an animal or group of animals and advise the client on principles of husbandry and feeding.
2.3 The structure, function and behaviour of animals and their physiological and welfare needs.
2.4 A knowledge of the businesses related to animal breeding, production and keeping.
2.9 The principles of disease prevention and the promotion of health and welfare.
2.12 The ethical framework within which veterinary surgeons should work, including important ethical theories that inform decision-making in professional and animal welfare-related ethics.
Written exam. The exam is made up of five questions. No more than 10 lines for each answer. Total time one hour. In case of face-to-face live lectures are not allowed because of health restrictions, exam is oral and online.