Zoology module. The exam consists of a written test. For the written test there are 32 multiple choice questions, which focus on the Zoology program. The time given to take the written test is 45 minutes.
Evaluation criteria for the evaluation of the written test:
the student acquires 1 point for each correct answer, loses 0.2 points for each incorrect answer. The lack of an answer is worth 0 points. The mark of the written test is given by the sum of the points. The written test in total corresponds to 30 points, the written test is considered passed with at least 18 points. Praise is achieved by correctly answering 31 or 32 questions.
Botany module: written test, structured with 32 multiple choice questions, based on the topics covered in the Botany module. Each correct answer is scored 1 point, a wrong answer subtracts 0.25 points to the total score, an absent answer is given 0 points. The written test is considered passed with at least 18 points.
In general, the exam will focus on evaluating the following parameters:
1. Knowledge and understanding: the students must demonstrate an 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. Ability to apply knowledge and/or understanding: the scientific approach and the correct scientific terminology used during the course must be used by the students during the exam (1.4), demonstrating that they have understood the importance of basic knowledge, in the zoological and botanical field, within a correct vision of the One Health concept (1.10), and also demonstrating that they are able to take into account an overview of the environmental characteristics that influence these species (1.15). Finally, the students must demonstrate that they have assimilated the importance of the synergy of different scientific skills, 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 biological training. (1.1 - 2.1 - 2.2).
3. Critical and judgment skills: the students 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, implementing the scientific approach used during lectures and exercises.
4. Ability to communicate what has been learned: the students will have to demonstrate the ability to express theirself with scientifically appropriate terminology, but also to adapt the linguistic register used, in order to be able to interact with heterogeneous training audiences.
5. Ability to continue the study autonomously throughout life: the students 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 and have increased their problem solving skills on these issues.