31881 - Veterinary Public Health

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give a good knowledge of veterinary public health topics, with a particular attention to the epidemiology and control of zoonoses. The student must also know the mainveterinary public health activities,performed by the Veterinary Public Services.

Course contents

Veterinary public health concept. Man / animals / environment relationships. National and international institutions attending to veterinary public health. Topics of veterinary public health.

Zoonosis concept. Man and animals as hosts of zoonotic agents. Human lifestyles and activities that influence the epidemiology of zoonoses. The way of transmission of the zoonotic agents. Notifiable zoonoses. Persons at risk. Occupational risks. Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses.Veterinary public health activities of public Veterinary Services. Professional veterinary skills in non-apidemic emergencies. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies. Chlamydioses. West Nile Disease and leishmaniosis: Integrated Surveillance Plans.


-Battelli G., Baldelli R., Ostanello F., Prosperi S., Eds – Gli animali, l'uomo e l'ambiente. Ruolo sociale della Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria.  Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2013.

--Francesco Tolari, Daniele De Meneghi, Maurizio Mazzei -Manuale di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria. Editore Il Campano, marzo 2012. EAN: 9788865281154, ISBN: 8865281154.

Teaching materials from the teacher and uploaded by the teacher on the IOL patform.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of traditional lectures, in presence or remotely. In some of these lectures VPH experts are involved on specific topics.

Assessment methods

Oral examination. The final score of the C.I represents the synthesis of the final evaluations of the different teachings that make it up, taking into account the different weight of these. The partial test is valid for 12 months.


Teaching tools

PC projector, overhead projector, slide projector, network connected PC.

Office hours

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