97449 - Epidemiology, Veterinary Parasitology

Academic Year 2023/2024

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

Learning outcomes

The language of the course is Italian: see the relevant italian section of the guide.

Course contents

The language of the course is Italian: see the relevant italian section of the guide for details. Main contents are: 

Introduction to epidemiology and veterinary parasitology

General concepts of veterinary parasitology.

Frequency measurements in disease epidemiology.


Temporal pattern of infections and diseases

Evaluation of diagnostic tests.

Surveillance, monitoring, control

Special parasitology: protozoa, nematodes, trematodes, cestodes and artropods.


Lecture note on Virtuale.

  • Epidemiologia. Teoria ed esempi di medicina veterinaria. Bottarelli E., Ostanello F. -Edagricole, Milano. –integrabile sul sito: http://www.quadernodiepidemiologia.it/epi/HomePage.html
  • Guida allo studio della Parassitologia. Pampiglione S., Canestri Trotti G. -Società Editrice Esculapio, Bologna.
  • Veterinary epidemiology. Thrusfield M. -Blackwell publishing. III edizione
  • Parasitology in Veterinary medicine. Deplazes P. et al. -Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen the Netherlands.
  • Parasitology: a conceptual approach. Loker E.S. & Hofkin B.V. - Garland Science- Taylor & Francis Group, New york and London.
  • Parassitologia - a cura di Frank E. G. Cox. Zanichelli, Bologna.
  • Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli animali. Taylor M.A. et al. Edizione italiana a cura di Garippa G. et al. -Edizioni Mediche Scientifiche Internazionali, Roma.
  • Parassitologia zootecnica. Ambrosi M. -Edagricole, Bologna.

Teaching methods

Frontal classes and laboratory

The students have to carry out modules 1 and 2 in e-learning mode [https://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita/salute-e -assistance / health-and-safety / safety-and-health-in-study-places-and-internship] and participate to module 3 of specific training on safety and health in study places. Information on dates and methods of attendance can be consulted in the specific section of the degree program website https://corsi.unibo.it/laurea/ProduzioniAnimali/formazione-obbligatoria-su-sicurezza-e-salute

Assessment methods

Oral examination in Italian language: see the relevant italian section of the guide.

Teaching tools

PC, projector, power-point, Virtuale. Parasite museum specimens, textbooks and documents provided by the teacher for classroom practical activities, wooclap.

Office hours

See the website of Laura Stancampiano


Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Responsible consumption and production

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