14I1I06 - Psycho - social aspects of human - animal relationship

Course specification
Course titlePsycho - social aspects of human - animal relationship
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. dr Marijana Vučinić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. dr Katarina Nenadović
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalIntroduction to basic factors that affect quality of human-animal relationship
    The outcomeThe student should know how man affects the quality of life of animals and how animals affect the quality of human life
    Contents of lecturesPeople attitudes to nature and animals. Animals as symbols. Phobias and fears of animals (3). Factors that affect human-animal relationship (2). How people use animals (1). Types of people diets - differences between vegans, vegetarians etc. (2). Human role in animal protection (1). Animal assessed therapy and animal assessed activity (1). Zootherapy (1). How animals cause damages to human beings (1). Animal abusing (1). Role of veterinarians in human-animal relationship. Professional diseases and injuries in veterinarians (2).
    Contents of exercisesMaking questionnaires and surveys to examine the relationships and attitudes of men towards animals (3), surveys (4), analysis and presentation of survey results (4) analysis of the impact of moral / ethical factors, convictions, beliefs, misconceptions and religion on human-animal relationship ( 3) analysis of impact of traditions, culture, public pressure, requirements of non-governmental organizations and movement for animal protection and economic factors on human-animal relationship (3), analysis of impact of education, information, science and politics on human-animal relationship (3 ), impact analysis of emotions, empathy, love, experience and skills on human-animal relationship (2), analysis of impact of fashion, image, competition and sustainability on human-animal relationship (2), analysis of impact of environmental factors on human-animal relationship (2) analysis of impact of the demands of security and safety, food quality and the preservation of public health in the relation of man to the animals (2) impact analysis of the factors that influence the relationship of veterinarians to animals (2).
    1. Grandgeorge M, Hausberger M. Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies. Ann Ist Super Sanità 2011, 47, 4: 397-408. (Original title)
    2. Reinisch AI. The human-animal bond: A benefit or a threat to the integrity of the veterinary profession? Canadian Veterinary Journal 2009, 50, 7, 713-718. (Original title)
    3. Costa Neto EM. Animal-based medicines: biological prospection and the sustainable use of zootherapeutic resources. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (2005) 77(1): 33-43. (Original title)
    4. Samfira M, Petroman I. Therapeutic Value of the Human Being-Animal Relationship. Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2011, 44, 2, 512-515. (Original title)
    5. Marijana Vučinić: Povrede i poremećaji zdravlja veterinara neinfektivne etiologije. Vet. glasnik 2011, 65, 1-2, 109 - 121. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTheoretical classes with interactive learning combined with the use of audiovisual methods (PowerPoint presentations, movies), seminar exercises, discussion groups, specific workshops. Development of questionnaires and interviews Impact analysis
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures15Test paper0
    Practical lessons15Oral examination70