69955 - Core Clinical Training in Internal Medicine and Therapy

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training period, the student is able to diagnose pathological processes in the medical field on diseases that are present on animals that are presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The student is able to interpret radiographs. It is also capable of evaluating the appropriateness of a biological sample according to the analysis, or of evaluating the reliability limits of a result and of interpreting it taking into account the pre-analytical and analytical variables. Finally, the student is able to evaluate the usefulness and limits of a laboratory technique and to direct his choice towards the most appropriate techniques in the context of a diagnostic protocol. The student will be stimulated to acquire all the practical skills (not excluding nursing ones) necessary for carrying out the veterinary profession.

Course contents

The program covers various topics related to internal medicine, emergency medicine, clinical pathology, and diagnostic imaging. The student performs a rotation in various fields such as first opinion consultation, management of hospitalized cases, intensive care, specialist consultations, clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging. During these rotations, the student has the opportunity to come into direct contact with the animal and take part in the daily work of the different units belonging to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Syllabus of the course unit and the list of EAEVE Day One Competences that the course unit contributes to achieving can be viewed on the dedicated page.


Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC. 7 Ed. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, 2010

Nelson RW, Couto C.G. 5° ed Medicina Interna del Cane e del Gatto. Edra, Milano 2015

Teaching methods

In the first part of the practical training it is carried out a meeting in which are explained the main activities that will be performed during the period of practical training. There are practical parts (eg collecting medical history, performing a physical examination, execution of radiographs, performing laboratory tests, inpatient management) interspersed with moments where the student discusses the theoretical aspects of the activity carried out. There are therefore at least two meetings a day in which the student discusses with the teacher on theoretical and scientific aspects of the activity carried out. A relevant amount of time is dedicated to the discussion of clinical cases.

Assessment methods

Learning is verified through meetings at the various units in which the student is asked to present a case. At the laboratory (SEPACVET) learning it is evaluated through discussion of diagnostic procedures performed during the training. At the end of the training period, students must also discuss and write a case report. The case report helps to determine the assessment during the examination of Clinica Medica Veterinaria.

Links to further information


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