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  • Andrology I - Prof. Alberto Contri - a.a. 2015/2016

    2015 to present associate professor in in Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

    2009 to 2015 researcher in Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

    2007 to 2009 post-doc grant on “Kinetic evaluation of stallion spermatozoa during the capacitation and the cryopreservation”.

    2003 to 2006 PhD in Veterinary Emergencies (XVIII cycle), with PhD thesis on “The use of the fetotomy in the mare”.

    The principal research areas are: diagnosis and therapy of the hypogonadismin the bull and in the stallion; functional and microbiological quality of the semen in the bull; equine semen preservation; frozen dog semen and intrauterine insemination; prostate disease diagnosis in the dog.

    I'm reviewer for Theriogenology, Animal Reproduction Science, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science ed Andrology.  

    INFO ABOUT THE COURSE


    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

    • Knowledge and understanding: The basic information about the structure of the reproductive tract in the male and of the spermatozoon, the sperm differentiation process in the domestic animals, and the technoques for the sperm collection in domstic animals will be described. The information about the different techniques for the evaluation of spermatozoa in the different species will be described. These techniques will be divided in basic techniques and advanced techniques.
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: The students should acquire the basic information to understand the applicability in practice and to make links between these and the evaluation of the reproductive function in the male. These information will be also verified during the practice activity. The student will be stimulated to found the link between the structure of the sperm or its function and the different techniques available to evaluate this. Furthermore, the student will also applied the theoretical knowledge of the most important methods for sperm evalaution in practice during the practical sessions.
    • Making judgements: The activity during the course is targeted to stimulate the students to form a own critical knowledge on the sperm structure and function.The student will be invited to form his own opition on the methods described for the sperm evalaution, to achieve his independent ability to found and solve a technical problem.
    • Communication: During the course the students will be stimulated to create discussions with the teacher and the classroom. Peer discussions and between teacher and students about the different techniques for semen evalauton will be used to improve the ability to form and explain the stundet’s knowledge about specific items.
    • Learning skills: The student should achieve the ability to acquire the principal information from the lessiones, and to integrate them with information acquire from other sources. The ability of the student to acquire information will be costantly evaluated during the course by a close interaction. At the end of the course the student should acquire the ability to understand, critically evaluate, and perform the relevant techniques for semen evaluation in domestic animals. The student should achieve also the ability to acquire the principal information from the lessiones, and to integrate them with information acquire from other sources.


    PREREQUISITE AND PREPARATORY
    • Prerequisite: In order to understand the course content, the student should have the basic knowledge of cell structure and function.
    • Preparatory: None.

    DUBLIN DESCRIPTORS FOR UNIT


    UNIT 1: Structure of the reproductive tract and of the spermatozoon

    • Knowledge and understanding: In this part of the course the basic information about the structure of the reproductive tract in the male and of the spermatozoon, the sperm differentiation process in the domestic animals, and the technoques for the sperm collection in domstic animals will be described.
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: The students should acquire the basic information to understand the applicability in practice and to make links between these and the evaluation of the reproductive function in the male. These information will be also verified during the practice activity.
    • Making judgements: The activity during the course is targeted to stimulate the students to form a own critical knowledge on the sperm structure and function.
    • Communication: During the course the students will be stimulated to create discussions with the teacher and the classroom.
    • Learning skills: The student should achieve the ability to acquire the principal information from the lessiones, and to integrate them with information acquire from other sources. The ability of the student to acquire information will be costantly evaluated during the course by a close interaction, and will be verified during the test at the end of the Unit 1.


    UNIT 2: Evaluation of semen in domestic animal
    • Knowledge and understanding: In this part of the course the information about the different techniques for the evaluation of spermatozoa in the different species will be described. These techniques will be divided in basic techniques and advanced techniques.
    • Applying knowledge and understanding: The student will be stimulated to found the link between the structure of the sperm or its function, developed in the Unit 1, and the different techniques available to evaluate this. Furthermore, the student will also applied the theoretical knowledge of the most important methods for sperm evalaution in practice during the practical sessions.
    • Making judgements: The student will be invited to form his own opition on the methods described for the sperm evalaution, to achieve his independent ability to found and solve a technical problem.
    • Communication: Peer discussions and between teacher and students about the different techniques for semen evalauton will be used to improve the ability to form and explain the stundet’s knowledge about specific items.
    • Learning skills: At the end of the course the student should acquire the ability to understand, critically evaluate, and perform the relevant techniques for semen evaluation in domestic animals. The student should achieve also the ability to acquire the principal information from the lessiones, and to integrate them with information acquire from other sources.

    WEEKLY LESSONS

    • Monday hour 14-17
    • Tuesday hour 9-17 
    • Wednesday hour 9-17 
    • Thursday hour 14-17 
    • Friday hour 9-12 
    • Monday hour 10-12 
    • Tuesday hour 9-18 
    • Wednesday hour 9-17 
    • Thursday hour 9-17 

    COURSE BOOKS

    Canine and feline theriogenology

    • Author: Johnstone, Kustritz, Olson
    • Edition: Saunders, 2001, Philadelphia


    Equine Reproduction (2nd ed.)
    • Author: Mc Kinnon, Squires, Vaala, Varner
    • Edition: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, Chichester


    Current therapy in large animal theriogenology
    • Author: Youngquist, Threlfall
    • Edition: Saunders, 2007, Philadelphia

    INTERMEDIATE TESTS


    INTERMEDIATE TEST 1

    • Reference unit: 1-2
    • Date: 21/03/2016 alle 10:00
    • Type of test: Multichoice test

    EVALUATION
    Final oral exam

  • Unità didattica 2

    Principali nozioni di struttura e funzione dello spermatozoo. descrizione delle tecniche di valutazione del materiale seminale.

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