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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Companion Animal Internal Medicine – Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Endocrine and Urological Diseases

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Price

31.500 DKK

Programme level Part Time Master
ECTS 6 ECTS
Course responsibles
  • Lisbeth Rem Jessen (4-7278737046797b746a34717b346a71)
  • Charlotte Reinhard Bjørnvad (3-68776745787a736933707a336970)
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences
Course number: SCAM13006U

Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical skills to perform diagnostic work-up, establish prognosis and develop therapeutic strategies for the management of:

1) dogs and cats with endocrine diseases

2) dogs and cats with upper and lower urinary tract diseases

To provide the student with hands on knowledge in the field of advanced diagnostic imaging including abdominal ultrasonography. To demonstrate the use of advanced CT and MRI in internal medicine.

By theory and practical exercises to extend the students knowledge, practical skills and competences within the clinical decision making and diagnostic procedures with regards to endocrine and urologic diseases.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome


Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of endocrine disease.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of upper or lower urinary tract disease.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and  prognosis of upper or lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of general and advanced veterinary imaging methods for internal medicine patients.

Skills
• Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex endocrine or urologic symptoms.
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms and diagnostic plan for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex endocrine and urological symptoms.
• Use and adjust ultrasonographic equipment.
• Perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination at a basic level.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of endocrine or urologic disease occurrence, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management.

Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.
• Plan, evaluate and manage a diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with complex endocrine or urologic diseases.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex endocrine or urologic diseases.

Mandatory prerequisites

Inclusion criteria for Master's Programme in Companion Animal Clinical Science: Degree in veterinary medicine and at least two years of relevant work experience.

SCAM13001U, SCAM13002U, SCAM13003U, SCAM13004U or one of the following certifications in Companion Animal Diseases:
• DVA in Small Animal Diseases, in Danish known as “certificeret fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hunde og katte”
• Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Swedish known as Steg 1
• Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Norwegian known as Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr
• Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Finnish known as Pieneläinsairauksien erikoiseläinlääkäri

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Education

This course is a specialisation course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Studyboard

The Study Board for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Course type

Part time Master and Diploma courses

Teacher

RCV-recognised Specialist in Companion Animal Internal Medicine Jon Wray, BVSc, DSAM, Cert. VC MRCVS and European Veterinary Specialist (Internal medicine) Rory Bell, MVB, DSAM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS, FHEA, Dick White referrals, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Assistant professor, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, DVM, DECVIM-CA, professor Charlotte Bjørnvad, DVM, PhD Dipl. ECVCN, Professor Fintan McEvoy, DVSc, PhD, Dipl. ECVDI, Associate professor Lene E. Buelund, DVM, PhD, Associate professor Peter Panduro Damborg, DVM, PhD. University of Copenhagen

Duration

Practical 5-days course at the University Hospital For Companion Animals (Universitetshospitalet for Familiedyr)

Schedulegroup

Monday - Friday full time
Fall 2017 (every second year)
13.11.2017-17.11.2017
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Teaching and learning methods

A mixture of lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.

Capacity

20

Language

English

Literature

Updated literature list will be posted 1 month prior to course start. The participant should have theoretical knowledge updated prior to participation

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 16
Theory exercises 16
Practical exercises 8
Preparation 90
Exam 32
English 162

Exam

Type of assessment

Portfolio
As part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a number of written exercises/cases and procedure protocols.

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Having completed the course, he student should be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of endocrine disease.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of upper or lower urinary tract disease.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and  prognosis of upper or lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of general and advanced veterinary imaging methods for internal medicine patients.

Skills
• Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex endocrine or urologic symptoms.
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms and diagnostic plan for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex endocrine and urological symptoms.
• Use and adjust ultrasonographic equipment.
• Perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination at a basic level.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of endocrine or urologic disease occurrence, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management.

Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.
• Plan, evaluate and manage a diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with complex endocrine or urologic diseases.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex endocrine or urologic diseases.

Censorship form

No external censorship
More than one internal examiner

Exam period

Exam dates will be published on the programme homepage.

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