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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Companion Animal Surgery - Cancer Surgery

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Price

DKK 35.000

Programme level Part Time Master
ECTS 6 ECTS
Course responsibles
  • Thomas Eriksen (3-7a6b7846797b746a34717b346a71)
  • James Edward Miles (4-71687470477a7c756b35727c356b72)
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences
Course number: SCAM13010U

Course content

To extend the students knowledge, skills and competences within the approach to, assessment and management of the companion animal cancer patient in need of surgery.  The course will extend the students assessment and management of companion animal cancer patients in need of surgery and plan the perioperative management of the patient including special anaesthesia and analgesia requirements.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge
• Understand the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
• Understand the influence of surgical neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
• Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of neoplastic disease in companion animal patients with focus on acute symptom relief.
• Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for companion animal patients with with surgical neoplastic disease.
• Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

Skills
• Perform atraumatic surgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to companion animal neoplastic disorders including fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, oral cancer, mastocytoma and mammary cancer.

• Evaluate, plan and perform reconstructive surgery used for cancer patients.

• Assess companion animal cancer patients perioperatively with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis, including adjuvant therapy.

Competences
• Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with neoplastic disease in need of surgical intervention.
• Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal cancer patients including decision of the surgical dose in relation to specific neoplasias.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal cancer surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical cancer patient management.

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

National and international capacities within the field

Duration

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

Schedulegroup

Monday - Friday full time,
Fall 2016(every second year)
Week 46 in 2016 - 14.11.2016 – 18.11.2016
Exam week 3 2017 - 16.01.2017 - 20.01.2017
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Teaching and learning methods

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

Capacity

24

Language

English

Literature

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

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 15
Theory exercises 12
Practical exercises 15
Preparation 80
Exam 40
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, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Understand the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
• Understand the influence of surgical neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
• Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of neoplastic disease in companion animal patients with focus on acute symptom relief.
• Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for companion animal patients with with surgical neoplastic disease.
• Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

Skills
• Perform atraumatic surgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to companion animal neoplastic disorders including fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, oral cancer, mastocytoma and mammary cancer.

• Evaluate, plan and perform reconstructive surgery used for cancer patients.

• Assess companion animal cancer patients perioperatively with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis, including adjuvant therapy.

Competences
• Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with neoplastic disease in need of surgical intervention.
• Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal cancer patients including decision of the surgical dose in relation to specific neoplasias.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal cancer surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical cancer patient management.

 

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