Course: Medicinal Terminology and Ethics

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Course title Medicinal Terminology and Ethics
Course code 2390/VAET
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Večerek Vladimír, prof. MVDr. CSc., MBA
  • Žák Jiří, MVDr.
Course content
History of veterinary medicine History of Veterinary Education Ethics in veterinary medicine Medical terminology - anatomical terminology Medical terminology - patoanatomic terminology Medical terminology - surgical and reproduction terminology Medical terminology - internal and other medical terminology

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to introduce the students to the scientific, cultural, professional and social background of the historic development of Czech and global veterinary medicine in relation to the forming of ethic principles in medicine as it borders on the human treatment of animals and their products. The course focuses on the essential concepts, stages, milestones, events, personalities and institutions that characterize the process of forming the past and today's situation of veterinary medicine and that clarifies the ethics of approaching animals in the veterinary profession and community.


Assessment methods and criteria
The successful completion of the final written test is a precondition for granting the credit.
Recommended literature
  • Andersson, D. Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize, Pronounce and Understand Medical Terms: Second Edition, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine. One Health and its Histories, Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition, 2017.
  • Dunlop R., Williams, D. Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History, Mosby, 1996.
  • Mosby. Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 10th Edition, Elsevier, 2016.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine (1) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 1 Winter
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine (12) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 1 Winter