2023-2024 / VETE2056-1

Animal, health and society


38h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in veterinary medicine4 crédits 


Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Frédéric Billen, Antoine Clinquart, Georges Daube, Catherine Delguste, Marianne Diez, Mutien-Marie Garigliany, Hugues Guyot, Jean-Luc Hornick, Thierry Jauniaux, Nicolas Korsak Koulagenko, Annick Linden, Ludovic Martinelle, Frédéric Rollin, Claude Saegerman, Damien Thiry, Irène Tosi, Marc Vandenheede


Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This teaching unit covers parts of the present debates involving veterinary medicine and sciences. Each theme is approached by one or several specialists of the related domains. It aims at providing a popularized but scientifically rigorous content, open to interdisciplinarity and to debate.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this teachning unit, the students will be able to comprehend major societal stakes involving veterinary medicine and sciences, based on the relevant basic knowledge. In particular, the student will be able to identify the role that a veterinary doctor may play in relation with each of these themes.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

This teaching unit does not present any particular prerequisite.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This teaching unit consists of
* 19 seminars (2 h each)
* a group work about a topic to be chosen among a proposed list

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

All contents are made available to students on the e-campus platform.

The assessment consists of a written exam, with multiple-choice questions. Part of the final mark will be based on an evaluation of the written group work. 
Multiple-choice questions based on this teaching unit will be included in the concourse.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs