Environmental Protection module

The Environmental Protection course covers 1 semester and 30 didactic hours.

Frontal lectures (15 h) and laboratory classes (15 h) are in weekly intervals during the second semester according to the semester schedule. Students should be prepared for coming class.

Students gain knowledge about ecology principles and basic issues of environmental protection with emphasis on pollutants of ecosystems and their impact on  animal feed and animals’ health as well as the role of veterinary surgeon in environmental protection.

Detailed rules of the classes and work safety will be described during the first class.

White coat is required for classes.

Detailed description of topics are available in the Syllabus.

Lectures are held in Lecture hall B – Collegium Veterinarium

Laboratory classes are held in room no 256 – Collegium Veterinarium

Person responsible for Environmental Protection:

Jose Luis Valverde Piedra, Prof. dr. hab.  – Collegium Veterinarium, room no 309 (1st  floor)

Schedule of Lectures:

  1. Characteristics of the subject, introduction to environmental protection
  2. Basic issues of environmental protection and ecology: terminology
  3. The atmosphere – protection of the natural environment
  4. Air Pollution – contemporary atmosphere treats
  5. Processes occurring in natural and artificial ecosystems, part 1
  6. Processes occurring in natural and artificial ecosystems, part 2
  7. Pollutants of ecosystems and their impact on animal and human, part 1
  8. Pollutants of ecosystems and their impact on animal and human, part 2
  9. Water contamination and natural toxic compounds in animal feed, part 1
  10. Water contamination and natural toxic compounds in animal feed, part 2
  11. Land contamination
  12. Noise pollution
  13. One health concept
  14. One health concept 2
  15. Veterinary pharmaceuticals impact on environmental pollution

Schedule of Classes:

  • Organisational class, introduction to environmental protection
  • Ecology basics definitions
  • Environmental protection monitoring
  • Air pollution
  • Global and local effects
  • Hydrosphere
  • Land pollution
  • Risk of exposure to radiation – nuclear energy pros and cons
  • Water pollution
  • Water pollution 2
  • Sewage decontamination
  • Noise pollution 1
  • Noise pollution 2
  • Are veterinary medicines causing environmental risk?
  • Partial exam

Didactic materials

Environmental Protection 

Basic books

  1. Environmental Science. Singh J.K. New Delhi · Bangalore · Chennai · Cochin · Guwahati · Hyderabad. Jalandhar · Kolkata · Lucknow · Mumbai · Ranchi. Www.newagepublishers.com   Copyright © 2006 New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers. Published by New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers
  2. Basics of Environmental Science. Second edition 2000. © 1996, 2000 Michael Allaby. London and New York.

Auxiliary books and articles:

  1. Environmental toxicology : Biological and health effects of pollutants. Ming-Ho Yu. ISBN 1-56670-670-X. CRC PRESS. Boca Raton London New York Washington, D.C.
  2. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry v. 3, pt. A-). Edited by 0. Hutzinger. ISBN 978-3-662-15998-9 DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-38522-6. 2009 by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
  3. Veterinary Medicines in the Environment. Mark Crane, Alistair B. A. Boxall, Katie Barrett Coordinating Editor of SETAC Books Joseph W. Gorsuch, Gorsuch Environmental Management Services, Inc. Webster, New York, USA. From the SETAC Pellston Workshop on Veterinary Medicines in the Environment, Pensacola, Florida, USA. 12–16 February 2006.
  4. The roles of veterinary, medical and environmental professionals to achieve ONE HEALTH. Pal et al. J. Adv. Vet. Anim. Res., 1(4): 148-155, December 2014, 1481.