Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Food Animal Metabolism and Management in the Circular Economy (cod. 5814)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students have acquired knowledge on the epidemiology of infectious diseases of food animals and their control through biosecurity and vaccination, for the safeguard of animal health and welfare, in order to improve the sustainability of food animal productions. In particular students: 1. Acquire epidemiological knowledge of infectious diseases transmission in food animals; 2. Acquire criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of biosecurity plans; 3. Are able to evaluate the economic and health impact, especially on reducing the use of antimicrobials, of infectious disease prevention and control measures in food animal productions.

Course contents

The course will deal with the measures applied in food animals to controll major infectious diseases for a sustainible production.

In particular:

- Circles of infectious disease transmission;

- Outlines of major infectious diseases of farm animals and their impact on sustainibility of productions;

- Principles of biosecurity, vaccination and hygene practices.


Files of the power point presentations of the lessons and of the seminars will be provided to the students.

Teaching methods

- Front lessons

- Seminars held by experts

- Visit to farms

Assessment methods


The assessment takes place through an oral interview

  • Preparation on a limited number of topics. Analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher. Overall correct language property (18-19)
  • Preparation on a limited number of topics. Autonomous analysis capability. Correct language property (20-24)
  • Preparation on a large number of topics. Ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis. Mastery of specific terminology (25-29)
  • Comprehensive preparation of the topics. Ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection. Full mastery of specific terminology (30-30L)

Teaching tools

Classroom supplied with multimedia equipment (web-connected PC and PC video-projector).

Office hours

See the website of Caterina Lupini


No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Responsible consumption and production

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