Companion Animal Neurology - Advanced Clinical Neurology

Course content

The purpose of this course is to further develop the skills and competencies of the student within the discipline of veterinary clinical neurology in companion animals. The level of prior knowledge and skills within neurology from the first parts of the Master-education will further be developed into an advanced level qualifying the student to work independently at a specialist level.

In theory and by practical clinical approach to extend the participants knowledge, professional skills and competences within the subject of clinical neurology at an advanced level.

 

The participant will rotate in the neurology service at the small animal university hospital. A case-log is compulsory in this part of the master education.

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

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).

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge

The graduate must be able to;

• Define, identify and discuss evidence-based decision making within advanced clinical neurology.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate a complete overview of systematic clinical approach to the neurological patient at an advanced specialised level.
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on the most current and novel approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management at a specialised level of clinical neurology using comparative aspects to human neurology where applicable.
• List, classify and demonstrate critical reflection of research methods, research study design and research presentation in specialised scientific veterinary and human journals concerned with clinical neurology.

 

1.3.2 Skills

Within the area of clinical neurology the graduate must be able to;

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing and being capable of discussing issues within the specialisation-area with professional colleagues in private practice, in academia and in research institutions within the area of specialised clinical neurology.
• Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods and solution models within veterinary- and human neurology where applicable.
• Work systematically and effectively in the specialisation-area, having knowledge and understanding of the area at a high international level.
• Master and apply advanced practice skill/tools in combination with theoretical knowledge such as CSF collection, preparation and evaluation of cytology and interpretation of advanced imaging in clinical neurology such as CT and MRI.

1.3.3 Competences

The graduate must be able to;

Evaluate and manage specialised neurological medical cases and have a solid understanding of surgical cases.
• Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions at a specialised clinical neurological level using most current diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
• Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/​professionals and lay persons involved in the discipline of clinical neurology concerning patient management of specialized cases.

• Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies and place these into perspective such as screening programs in cat and dog breeds at risk for genetic neurological diseases.
• Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within advanced clinical neurology.

• Take responsibility for the continuing education of staff working in the graduates own clinic to ensure to ensure a uniform advanced level of care.

 

Lectures, practical exercises and workshops.

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

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

ECTS
6 ECTS
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
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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

Knowledge

The graduate must be able to;

• Define, identify and discuss evidence-based decision making within advanced clinical neurology.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate a complete overview of systematic clinical approach to the neurological patient at an advanced specialised level.
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on the most current and novel approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management at a specialised level of clinical neurology using comparative aspects to human neurology where applicable.
• List, classify and demonstrate critical reflection of research methods, research study design and research presentation in specialised scientific veterinary and human journals concerned with clinical neurology.

 

1.3.2 Skills

Within the area of clinical neurology the graduate must be able to;

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing and being capable of discussing issues within the specialisation-area with professional colleagues in private practice, in academia and in research institutions within the area of specialised clinical neurology.
• Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods and solution models within veterinary- and human neurology where applicable.
• Work systematically and effectively in the specialisation-area, having knowledge and understanding of the area at a high international level.
• Master and apply advanced practice skill/tools in combination with theoretical knowledge such as CSF collection, preparation and evaluation of cytology and interpretation of advanced imaging in clinical neurology such as CT and MRI.

1.3.3 Competences

The graduate must be able to;

Evaluate and manage specialised neurological medical cases and have a solid understanding of surgical cases.
• Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions at a specialised clinical neurological level using most current diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
• Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/​​professionals and lay persons involved in the discipline of clinical neurology concerning patient management of specialized cases.

• Make ethical considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies and place these into perspective such as screening programs in cat and dog breeds at risk for genetic neurological diseases.
• Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within advanced clinical neurology.

• Take responsibility for the continuing education of staff working in the graduates own clinic to ensure to ensure a uniform advanced level of care.

 

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