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The course of study in Veterinary Medicine develops over a period of five years, being a "single cycle" degree, as dictated by current regulations. The teaching courses amount to thirty in the five-year period and are partly divided into modules. The total exams to be passed to obtain the degree amount to thirty, with a total of university credits (CFU) equal to 300. The teaching activities take place, for each year of the course, in two semesters, each consisting of 13 weeks of lessons.
In the first year of the course students will attend lessons in the following subjects: physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, veterinary anatomy, rural economy, biochemistry, histology, embryology and zoology, botany and English language, all with the related practical activities. In the second year of the course: physiology, ethology and endocrinology, zootechnics, microbiology and epidemiology, topographic anatomy, parasitology, general pathology, all with related practical activities. In the third year of course: animal nutrition and nutrition, pharmacology and toxicology, pathological anatomy, bacterial infectious diseases, veterinary police and public health, diagnostic imaging and surgical pathology, food hygiene, all with related practical activities. In the fourth year of the course: food inspection and control, medical pathology and medical semeiotics, viral infectious diseases and avian pathology, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgical semeiotics, operating medicine and anaesthesiology, therapy and forensic medicine, all with the related practical activities. In the fifth year of the course: medical clinic, surgical clinic, obstetrics clinic, all with related practical activities, as well as "organisation of veterinary service, business in practice and communication skills". From the first to the fifth year, orientation activities will be addressed, aimed at the gradual acquisition of: competences in the field of animal approach and treatment procedures; competences in the field of operating procedures of medical-assistance structures; in the field of procedures of zootechnical and industrial food structures. In the fifth year of the course the practical application training will take place, divided into the main professional activities of the veterinary surgeon: medical, surgical and obstetric clinic, pathological anatomy and infectious diseases of animals, zootechnics and animal nutrition, inspection of food of animal origin. In the fourth and fifth year there are 8 CFU at the student's free choice. At the end of the curriculum, after passing the required exams and obtaining the necessary CFU, students will present a thesis on specific veterinary medicine topics, in order to obtain the title of Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine.