50169 - Systematic Comparative Veterinary Anatomy II

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  • Teacher Roberto Chiocchetti

  • Learning modules Roberto Chiocchetti (Modulo 1)
    Maurizio Mazzoni (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 4

  • SSD VET/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Veterinary Medicine (cod. 8617)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to know morphological microscopic and macroscopic features of the digestive, genitourinary, and endocrine systems and the organization of the nervous system of the domestic mammals; the student should be able to recognize the main anatomical differences among species.

Course contents

Digestive apparatus of domestic mammals: mouth, salivary glands, pharynx, guttural pouch, esophagus, stomach and forestomachs, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas.

Urinary apparatus: kidney and urinary flow pathway (renal pelvis, ureter, urinary bladder,Urethra).

Female and male genital apparatus.

Central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system. Receptors. Autonomic nervous system: sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous system.

Eye and ear.

Endocrine apparatus: hypophysis (pituitary gland), hypothalamus-hypophysis axis, epiphysis (pineal gland), thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal glands (suprarenal glands), endocrine pancreas, endocrine systems of testicle and ovary.

The course is part of the integrated course (C.I.) "SYSTEMATIC AND COMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY" (The recording teacher is Prof. Paolo Clavenzani).


Will be provided for files and videos of the lectures (power point) with the main information about the topics to be explored on the following texts:

reccomended texts:

BARONE R. Anatomia Comparata dei Mammiferi domestici, Edagricole, Bologna: voll. III, IV, VI, VII.

BORTOLAMI, CALLEGARI. Neurologia ed estesiologia degli animali domestici. Edagricole, Bologna (1999).

B0RTOLAMI, CALLEGARI, CLAVENZANI, BEGHELLI. Anatomia e fisiologia degli animali domestici. Edagricole (2009).

DELMANN, EUREL. Istologia e Anatomia Microscopica Veterinaria. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana (2000).

texts chosen by the student:

NICKEL, SHUMMER, SEIFERLE. Trattato di anatomia degli animali domestici I-IV (V anatomia aviare).

ASHDOWN RR, DONE S. Atlante di Anatomia Veterinaria, USES, Firenze vol. I: Il Cavallo (1987), vol. II: I Ruminanti (1988).

DONE SH, GOODY PC, EVANS SA, STICKLAND NC. Atlante di Anatomia Veterinaria, Piccin, Padova, vol.III: Il Cane e il Gatto (2000).

KLAUS DIETER BUDRAS, PATRICK H McCARTHY, WOLFGANG FRICKE, and RENATE RICHETER. Anatomy of the Dog: an illustrated Text (2002).

KLAUS DIETER BUDRAS, SABINE ROCK, and W O SACK. Anatomy of the Horse: an illustrated Text (2004).

HOWARD E EVENS. Miller's Anatomy of the Dog.

Teaching methods

The teacher will discuss the various topics covered by this course emphasizing the practical importance of the various anatomical structures in question.

Students will put into practice the knowledge learned in class during practice sessions in dissecting room. Small groups of students carry out the practical exercises independently under the supervision of the teacher.

The lessons in neuroanatomy will be combined, if possible, with an ad hoc lesson in neurology.

Assessment methods

The exam takes place through in itinere tests and a final exam, which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and skills expected by conducting an oral exam followed, if exceeded, by a practical test in the dissecting room, in which students must recognize and describe some organs (three different organs) already studied during the course of study.

The itinere test includes 30 multiple choice and free answer questions (two hours of time available), with no penalty for missing or incorrect answers.

The evaluation is expressed with a mark out of thirty for the exams. The test is passed with a score of at least 18/30. In the case of maximum marks (30/30), honors can be attributed.

A very thorough knowledge of the topics addressed in the course, together with high skills of critical analysis, connection and a sure command of specific terminology will be evaluated with the maximum score (30-30L).

A thorough knowledge of the topics addressed in the course, together with good analytical and critical skills and the possession of a sure command of specific terminology will be evaluated with good marks (27-29).

A technically adequate preparation and a sufficient analytical capacity, even if not particularly articulated, expressed in a correct language, will produce fair evaluations (23-26).

Sufficient preparation and analytical skills, expressed in a language that is barely formally correct, will determine the sufficiency (18-22).

Access to the trial is free. The test lasts at least 30 minutes and aids are not allowed, except for students entitled to use them.

Students can book for the exam only using the methods provided by the AlmaEsami online system.

The student has the right to refuse the verbalization of the proposed positive grade at least once.

Students with disabilities (SLD): students who contact the teacher to have adaptations to teaching during the lesson phase or in the final evaluation phase, must contact the teacher by email, entering the reference staff they are followed in their C / C.

Teaching tools

PC: power point and video;

overhead projector

dissecting room: practical exercitation on fresh or fixed tissues.

Students can find the teacher's teaching material by consulting the website https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Chiocchetti

See the website of Maurizio Mazzoni