CURRICULUM

The 2-year e-learning programme meets the requirements of European Union (Eurosyllabus) and of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

The first year will provide the basic knowledge for  a correct approach to the world of animals as well as the skills, abilities and competences necessary to attend the second year of studies, more focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of various veterinary biomedical disciplines.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS

  1. Zoology
  2. Zootechnics
  3. Zoognostics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Safety
  7. Basic nursing procedures
  8. Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2
  9. Feeding of small and large animals
  10. Secretariat and practice management
  11. Exotic animals

SECOND YEAR SUBJECTS 

  1. General pathology
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Medical pathology; infectious and parasitic diseases
  4. Hippology
  5. Nursing Procedure

 

STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM SUBJECTS 

  1. Evolution and classification of the animal kingdom.
  2. Unicellular organisms – Simple organisms – Plants
  3. Animals and distinctive characters – Embryonic development – Worms – Mollusks and Echinoderms
  4. Arthropods – Chordates and vertebrates – Amphibians
  5. Reptiles – Birds – Mammals – Primates
  6. Biological evolution – From Lamarck to Darwin – Variability and natural selection
  7. Genetics
  1. General information on farming methods, feeding and breeding techniques
  2. Animal breeds mainly used for milk production
  3. Animal breeds mainly used for meat production
  4. Ovine, economic importance, geographical distribution, farming techniques
  5. Sheep breeds mainly used for wool production
  6. Equines, breeding techniques and uses
  7. Pigs, breeding, production techniques and productions
  1. Cat and dog zoognostics
  2. Behaviours of the dog and cat
  3. Cat and dog reproductive behaviours
  1. Periodic system. Molecules.
  2. Chemical bonds. Chemical reactions
  3. Aggregation states. Solutions. Acids, bases, pH.
  4. Organic chemistry: hybridization, formulas, hydrocarbons, functional groups.
  5. Biochemistry: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins
  6. Nucleic acids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones
  7. Cellular metabolism: metabolic reactions (hydrolysis, condensation, redox, endo and exoergonic reaction)
  8. Cellular energy metabolism: ATP. Glycolysis.
  9. Cellular respiration (Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation)
  10. Glycogen metabolism, gluconeogenesis. Fats and proteins metabolism
  11. Elements of Clinical Chemistry
  1. The cell. Autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms.
  2. The structure of the cell membrane. The cytoplasmic matrix. Mitochondria.
  3. Cell nucleus. Chromosomes.
  4. Cell cycle and mitosis.
  5. Sexual reproduction. Meiosis.
  6. Epithelial tissues.
  7. Connective tissues.
  1. Employers’ and Workers’ responsibility.
  2. Definition of risk. Biological, physical and traumatic risk, risk from cargo handling.
  3. General safety of premises (fire, etc.).
  4. Safety in the use of medicines.
  5. Safety in radiology.
  6. Safety in the laboratory.
  7. Zoonotic diseases.
  8. Personal protection equipment
  1. Units of measurement.
  2. Elements of mathematics applied to the profession of veterinary technician.
  3. Solutions and dilutions.
  4. Description of commonly used materials and their use.
  5. Dog and cat restraint techniques
  6. Routes of administration.
  7. Drip (materials, assembly, calculations).
  8. Infection and infectious disease transmission: concepts
  9. Cleaning, disinfection, antisepsis, asepsis: concepts
  10. Classification and use of disinfectants.
  11. Management of hospitalized patients.
  12. Management of immobilized patients.
  1. Elements of cytology and histology
  2. Osteology and astrology
  3. Myology
  4. Digestive system
  5. Cardiovascular system
  6. Blood and lymphatic system
  7. Respiratory system
  8. Urinary system
  9. Genital and reproductive physiology
  10. Nervous system and sense organs
  11. Endocrine System
  12. Skin and hair and thermoregulation
  1. General information on food.
  2. Food classification.
    Organic microfibroma
    Inorganic microfibroma
  3. Food energy use
    The food ration
  4. Fodder
    Principles of organic food
  5. Feeding of cattle
    Feeding of sheep and goat
  6. Feeding of equines
    Feeding of pigs
  7. Feeding of poultry
    Feeding of rabbit
  8. Feeding and dietetics of dog and cat
  1. Value added tax (VAT)
  2. The commercial invoice
  3. Forms of Payment
  4. Accountancy
  5. Manual and computerized processing of customer data and documents.
    Use of office equipment.
  6. Use of financial records
  7. Daily correspondence
  8. Insurance practices, payments , filing and storage.
  9. Manual and computerized inventory practices for services and products
  10. Customer Care
  11. Management of appointments and phone calls
  1. Management and medicine of rabbit
  2. Management and medicine of guinea pig
  3. Management and medicine of hamster
  4. Management and medicine of ferret
  5. Management and medicine of hedgehog
  6. Management and medicine of turtles
  7. Management and medicine of lizards
  8. Management and medicine of parrot and aviary birds
  1. Definition of disease, homeostasis, etiology
  2. Micro-organisms causing disease
  3. Immunology
  4. Inflammation
  5. Tumors
  6. Pathophysiology of water exchange and thermoregulation
  7. Changes in the acid-base status
  8. Shock
  9. Repair processes of tissues
  1. Pharmaceutical form.
    Routes of administration of drugs.
    Units of measurement and calculations.
  2. Absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion.
    Definition of side effects and contraindications.
    Residues and withdrawal periods.
    Factors that modify the pharmacological response and the dosage.
  3. CNS-active drugs
    Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system
  4. Chemotherapy and antibiotics. Expectorants.
  5. Anti-inflammatories (NSAID and corticosteroids), anti-allergics.
  6. Cardiac
    Diuretics and rehydrating solutions
  7. Drugs acting on the digestive system
  8. Pesticides (anthelmintics and drugs against ectoparasites)
  9. Elements, vitamins, hormones, vaccines
  1. Urinary tract
  2. Cardiovascular system
  3. Respiratory system
  4. Endocrine system
  5. Digestive system
  6. Elements of dermatology
  1. Etiopathogenesis of major infectious viral diseases
  2. Etiopathogenesis of major infectious bacterial diseases
  3. Etiopathogenesis of major parasitic diseases
  4. Etiopathogenesis of major skin diseases
  1. Study and vital signs
  2. Principles of anesthesiology and monitoring of anesthesia
  3. Fluid therapy and venous therapy
  4. First aid : principles . Shock, bleeding, open wounds, convulsions, GDV, prolapse, hernias, trauma, fractures.
  5. Providing patient care. Bandages.
  6. Food-related disease. Nutrition support, enteral and parenteral healthcare.
  7. Pre-intra-post operative assistance to the patient and to the surgeon.
  8. Use of the equipment: principles . Maintenance and development of radiographic films. X-rays
  9. Dental hygiene
    Dental pathophysiology. Tartar removal techniques.
  10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intensive care
  11. Laboratory Procedures
  12. Transfusion medicine