Course code Vete4116

Credit points 1

Organisation of Veterinary Services IV

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures15

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes5

Independent study hours20

Date of course confirmation19.02.2019

Responsible UnitInstitute of Food and Environmental Hygiene

Course developer

author lect.

Lelde Tītmane

second level professional higher educational programme(līm.)

Prior knowledge

Vete5012, Organisation of Veterinary Services II

Vete6042, Organisation of Veterinary Services III

Course abstract

In the fourth part of the study course students got acquainted with the Latvian and European Union legislative process in relation to veterinary policy in the fields of animal health, welfare and protection, food, medicine and food hygiene.
Acquainted with veterinary and food surveillance, the supervisory authority in Latvia, its structure, the rights and responsibilities of the inspector; with veterinary work at border control and animal shelters; with reference laboratory in Latvia, its structure; with the national regulatory authority providing the database on animals; with animal and professional (veterinarian) insurance, its actuality and necessity; with Latvian Administrative Violations Code.
During practical works and seminars students practise the use of legislative norms in different situations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - insight in the related to the veterinary field legislation and its application; of the national veterinary supervision and its principles - 2 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 legislation in force doing veterinary practise; working in national veterinary and food safety policy and supervisory authorities - KEGA work.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Politics of Veterinary medicine: health, animal welfare and protection, feeds, medication, food hygiene. The veterinarian's role in society. 2 h
2. National veterinary and food supervision, its tasks. 4 h
3. Laboratory testing, reference functions in Latvia. 2 h
4. Test. Agricultural Data Centre. 4 h
5. Border control, its tasks. 2 h
6. Veterinarian work in animal shelter. 2 h
7. Test. The professional (veterinarian) insurance and special insurance for animals. Latvian Administrative Violations Code. 4 h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed two tests, defended Clinical and epidemiological Case analysis and successfully passed exam.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Clinical and Epidemiological Case Analysis (KEGA) work on the course offered of the supervisor. To make the ethical and legal analysis.
Content of Analysis work: Introduction; Description of the case or description of problem; Case analysis (description of the action based on laws and regulations). After the submission of the analysis work written part, on the end of the course should be present oral with max. 10 min. PowerPoint presentation, expressing the main information about topic, answering the questions and justify provided information
The deadline when Analysis work must be submitted and defended determine course supervisor.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

KEGA work are evaluated in accordance with the criteria of the 10 point system scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations.
To be admitted to the exam must be successfully completed two tests and defend the clinical and epidemiological analysis of cases.
Exam – written test with 50 questions, evaluated on 10 ball scale, the lowest successful mark is granted if correctly answered 60% of all of the questions.

Compulsory reading


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Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine.