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Programa de Pós-Graduação – Strictu Sensu – Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF

Courses

Biochemical background of pathological processes

Biochemical background of pathological processes Summary: biochemical background of diseases that affect the intermediary metabolism and the underlying mechanism of each disease. Study of the glucidic and proteic metabolism and of circulating lipoproteins: synthesis sites and functions. Biochemistry of kidney, liver, pancrease, and endocrine system changes. Alterations in circulating enzymes. Biochemistry of tumors. Biochecmical background of the hydroelectrolytical balance and of the acid-base balance.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 15

Biostatistics

Summary: understanding the importance and the applicability of “Science and Variation” in biological problems and in healthcare. Development of statistical methods in the scientific thought about multifactor quantitative phenomena. Indirect evaluation of community health.

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

Animal well-being and bioethics

Summary: ethics, applied ethics, and bioethics. Theoretical models in animal ethics. The moral aspects of science. Animal well-being. Man-human interactions. Pain, stress, and suffering of animals. Animal behavior and consciousness. Environmental enrichment. Euthanasia. Ethics and research using animals. Animal well-being technologies.

Weekly tuitions: 1
Total teaching hours per term: 15

Diagnosis and control of infectious diseases

Summary: study of the infectious diseases that are important in Veterinary Medicine that are caused by infectious agents, defining the etiology, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, and treatment strategies focused on the diagnosis, prophylaxis, and control.

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

Training period in teaching II

Summary: introduction to teaching techniques and methods as a means to prepare the student to teach theory and practice, assessing learning and preparing teaching proposals. Discussion of educational issues in Veterinary Medicine, with the active participation of students under the supervision by a professor.

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

 

Physiopathology of reproduction in females

Summary: clinical considerations about anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the female subgroup, study of the estrous cycle, pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery. Obstetrics maneuvers and treatment of several reproductive conditions.

Weekly tuitions: 5
Total teaching hours per term: 75

 

Physiopathology of reproduction in males

Summary: study of the anatomy, physiopathology, and semiology of the male genital tract, spermatogenesis, and pathology of semen, aiming to select and treat breeding stock

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

 

Genetics applied to reproduction

Summary: review of genetic aspects of gene transmission, focused on cytogenetics of domestic animals. Weekly tuitions: 1 Total teaching hours per term: 15 Scientific research methods Summary: introduction to research methods and techniques as a means to prepare the student to carry out literature reviews, development of a research idea, and scientific writing.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Molecular methods of diagnosis and evaluation

Summary: this course aims to cover all the most recent developments in veterinary pathology. Molecular biology fundamentals. Methods to diagnose infectious agents important in veterinary medicine. Use of molecular techniques in the epidemiological evaluation and characterization of the virulence of enteric bacteria and viruses.

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

 

Topics about diseases affecting the locomotor system

Summary: clinical, semiologic, physiophatological, therapeutic, and prophylactic aspects of the main diseases affecting the locomotor system of livestock.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about the morphology of the reproduction system

Summary: study of the histology of morphofunctional changes that affect several organs of domestic animals. The study involves the macroscopic and microscopic changes caused by organic, infectious, and parasitic processes. Study of necroscopic methods and histological techniques.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about biochemical clinical veterinary practice. Case studies.

Summary: laboratory diagnosis of systemic changes. Investigations of hepatic, kidney, pancreatic, exocrine, and endocrine functions of endocrinal and mineral dysfunctions, as well as hydro-electrolytic and acid-base changes.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about biotechniques applied to animal reproduction

Summary: study of the biotechniques applied to animal reproduction based on genetic improvements and animal production.

Weekly tuitions: 4
Total teaching hours per term: 60

 

Topics about veterinary medicine

Summary: clinical aspects, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiopathy in veterinary medicine.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about surgery and anesthesiology focused on reproduction

Summary: anesthesiological approach, recognition, diagnosis, and surgical correction of several surgical pathologies affecting the reproduction of domestic animals.

Weekly tuitions: 3
Total teaching hours per term: 45

 

Topics about clinics and clinical pathology of wild animals

Summary: clinical, semiological, physiopathological, therapeutic, prophylactic, and laboratory aspects of the main organic conditions affecting wild animals.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about clinical medicine of large domestic animals

Summary: clinical, semiological, physiopathological, therapeutic, prophylactic, and laboratory aspects of the main organic conditions affecting large animals

Weekly tuitions: 3
Total teaching hours per term: 45

Topics about clinical medicine of small domestic animals

Summary: clinical, semiological, physiopathological, therapeutic, prophylactic, and laboratory aspects of the main organic conditions affecting small animals

Weekly tuitions: 3
Total teaching hours per term: 45

 

Topics about imaging diagnosis

Summary: application and interpretation of imaging techniques: radiography and ultrasound. Study of anatomy and pathology in the diagnosis of diseases in domestic and wild animals. Use of special radiographic techniques.

Weekly tuitions: 3
Total teaching hours per term: 45

 

Topics about parasitic diseases

Summary: concept, etiology, epidemiology, evolutive cycle, pathogeny, clinical aspects, diagnosis, control, prophylaxis, and treatment of the main parasitic diseases in domestic animals, focusing on livestock (domestic ruminants, equines and swine).

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about hematology and veterinary cytology

Summary: study of erythrograms, leukograms, platelet counts as well as metabolism of blood cells, hematopoietic tumors, and of iron. Study of myelograms. Laboratory analyses concerning pre-operative period and clinical and surgical diseases. Study of the principles of diagnostic cytology in solid samples of body fluids to diagnose veterinary diseases.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about veterinary immunology

Summary: general knowledge of immunology. Immunology applied to infections and parasitic diseases. Immunotherapy for prevention and cure. Weekly tuitions: 1 Total teaching hours per term: 15 Topics about veterinary ophthalmology Summary: clinical, semiological, physiopathological, therapeutic, and prophylactic aspects of the main ophthalmic conditions.

Weekly tuitions: 1
Total teaching hours per term: 15

 

Topics about general and special pathology

Summary: pathological processes triggered by the organism against physical, chemical, and biological stress. Development anomalies, genetic disorders, metabolic conditions, and neoplastic processes. Study of the morphological and functional changes that take place in different organs of domestic animals. The study involves the macroscopic and microscopic observations of changes caused by organic, infectious, and parasitic processes. Study of necroscopic and histological techniques.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Topics about diagnosis of parasitic diseases

Summary: introduction and importance. Diagnosis of parasitic diseases. Diagnosis of diseases caused by protozoans and arthropods, and other important parasitic diseases in veterinary.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Special topics about veterinary clinical practice

Summary: this course aims to address all the most recent developments using state-of-the-art technologies and the discussion of the most important topics in veterinary medicine.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Special topics about deficiency and metabolic diseases

Summary: study of the deficiency and metabolic diseases affecting domestic animals focused on laboratory and clinical diagnosis.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Special topics about animal reproduction

Summary: study of current topics, gene mapping, gene cloning, climate change, natural catastrophes, trends in animal pathology and reproduction in Brazil and worldwide, in addition to discussions about education issues. A holistic and modern take on the interaction between man, animal, and the environment.

Weekly tuitions: 2
Total teaching hours per term: 30

 

Tumors in veterinary medicine

Summary: study of the main kinds of tumor affecting the various organic systems of domestic animals.

Weekly tuitions: 3
Total teaching hours per term: 45

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