65975 - Basis Of Comparative Pathology Of Animals

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Animal Production (cod. 8882)

Learning outcomes

During the course the student will acquire the basic knowledge of the causes of diseases, both inflammatory and degenerative, and their main morphological features. The student will be able to collaborate with veterinarians in the diagnostic process, sampling of lesions and animal health safety.

Course contents

Disease concept . Classification of causes of disease . Outline of diseases by physical, chemical, nutritional and infectious causes . Pathology of the regressive processes (atrophy , necrosis , apoptosis ). Pathology of hypertrophy and hyperplasia. Circulatory disorders ( hyperemia , hemorrhage, thrombosis, embolism, ischemia , edema) . Inflammation (acute and chronic) and tissue repair .Tuberculosis and Rhodococcosis.


Pdf files available online (link available on the teacher website)

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures and practicals in necropsy room (Ozzano dell'Emilia) or with the aid of gross pictures.

Assessment methods

Written exam, consisting of 10 questions (5 multiple choice and 5 short answers questions) (45 minutes). Each correct answer takes 3 points, wrong answers and unanswered questions take 0 points. Short answer questions an 1 multiple choice question per each test allow partial score. The results of the exam will be published on the teacher's web page and exam papers will be available for th student  by appointment. The final evaluation score is the weighted average with the evaluation of the other modules that are part of the course. The cerifying teacher is Dr Laura Stancampiano.

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Giancarlo Avallone


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.