For the assessment it will be possible to choose between a multiple choice written test, distributed immediately after the end of the lessons or, subsequently, an oral exam.
In the latter case, the acquired knowledge, clarity of presentation, connection skills, rigor and communication skills will be evaluated during the verification of the results. The student must have the ability to apply and integrate knowledge to solve problems related to pathologies and the ability to communicate and be able to clearly describe, to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors, the topics covered during the lessons;
At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate that:
- Have a clear knowledge of the definition of zoonoses and the practical implications deriving from the presence of these pathologies in the territory;
- Be able to perform a clinical and laboratory diagnosis of the pathologies treated in the course;
- Knowing how to undertake direct and indirect prevention and prophylaxis measures to be adopted on farms in the presence of zoonoses;
- Knowing how to collect information regarding the health and hygiene aspects of farms and the solutions to be adopted to solve any problems that may arise;
- Knowing how to evaluate the interconnection between animal and human health and the environment in the presence of zoonotic diseases and the effects on human health;
- Knowing how to collect, store and transport samples, select appropriate diagnostic tests, interpret and understand the limitations of test results;
- Clearly communicate and collaborate with referral and diagnostic services, also providing appropriate history;
- Correctly apply the principles of biosecurity in farms to prevent or contain zoonoses.
- Be aware of the risks in the management of zoonoses for biosecurity and national and international trade;
- Knowing the methods of intervention of the veterinarian, on the basis of the laws in force, in the presence or suspicion of zoonosis;