Course code Vete5012

Credit points 2.50

Organisation of Veterinary Services II

Total Hours in Course100

Number of hours for lectures30

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes20

Independent study hours50

Date of course confirmation21.03.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Food and Environmental Hygiene

Course developer

author lect.

Lelde Tītmane

second level professional higher educational programme(līm.)

Prior knowledge

Vete2021, Organisation of Veterinary Services I

Course abstract

During studies students are got acquainted with the Latvian and European Union legislative process; the types of legislation in Latvia and European Union; the most important legislative requirements in the field of the control and eradication of the infectious diseases of animals; the requirements for the identification and registration of animals; the process of the registration (authorisation) of veterinary medicines, rules for the distribution and use of them as well as relevant documentation; the types, quality and safety rules of animal feed; the principles of action with animal by-products and waste management in veterinary medical practice.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - insight in the related to the veterinary field legislation and its application; elements of the official control; the rights, obligations, responsibilities of veterinary practitioners - 5 tests.
Skills to find and apply the corresponding Latvian or European Union legislative norms according to the performed veterinary activity - practicals.
Competence to know and to apply in a right way the veterinary legislation in force doing veterinary practise; working in the competent authority and performing official obligations; working in other fields related to the keeping transporting, trading with animals; involved in production, evaluation, distribution, usage of medication; distribution and usage of animal feed; handling of animal by-products.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Organisation of Veterinary Work, its meaning and content. The veterinarian's role in society. 3 h
2. Legislative system in Latvia. Types of laws in Latvia. Veterinary Medicine Law. 4 h
3. European Union, its structure and main institutions. The legislative process in European Union. Development of legislation and types of law in the European Union. 4 h
4. Test. Companion animal identification and registration. 3 h
5. Farm animal (herd) designation/identification and registration 3 h
6. Non-commercial transportation of companion animals. 3 h
7. Competitions, markets, auctions, exhibitions with animal participation. 2 h
8. Test. Monitoring of animal infectious diseases. 4 h
9. The national monitoring programs and plans of animal infectious diseases. 3 h
10. Legislation on animal feed. 4 h
11. Test. Types of veterinary practices. 3 h
12. Medication in veterinary practices. 4 h
13. Test. Waste, management of it in veterinary practices. 3 h
14. Animal by-products. 4 h
15. Test. Related areas of Veterinary Science - Institutes, laboratories, drug research. 3 h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed five tests.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent investigation of normative acts follows the tasks specified in the practical work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Study course tests are evaluated in accordance with the criteria of the 10 point system scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations.
To get the final grade of the study course "passed", all tests must be evaluated with a successful grade.

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Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine.