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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Companion Animal Oncology - Medical Oncology I

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Fall 2017 (every second year)
13.11.2017-17.11.2017
Price

31.500 DKK

Programme level Part Time Master
ECTS 6 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Annemarie Thuri Kristensen (3-71847b5083857e743e7b853e747b)
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences
Course number: SCAM13019U

Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide experience and expertise in diagnostic work up including staging and grading of the oncology patient, the use of diagnostic tools including biopsy principles and staging and grading of the most common companion animal cancers.

Each participant makes diagnostic procedures for staging and grading of oncology patients for their own practice.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:
 
Knowledge
• Describe common ethical considerations in companion animal cancer patients
• Define and describe the safety procedures regarding use of cancer chemotherapy drugs according to Danish law
• Explain and demonstrate overview of carcinogenesis
• Define, identify and demonstrate overview of diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools used in the diagnostic work up incl. biopsy principles of the companion animal oncologic patient
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of staging and grading of the companion animal cancer patient
• List and classify the staging and grading of common companion animal cancers
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis and client education
• Demonstrate an overview of the veterinary use of chemotherapy

Skills
• Use appropriate diagnostics for staging and grading of specific companion animal cancer types according to WHO staging criteria
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to stage and grade and make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics and suggest therapeutic management in companion animal cancer patients
• Continously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based diagnostic methods and biomarkers in companion animal cancer patients
• Apply and integrate appropriate safety procedures in relation to the use of chemotherapy
• Communicate and discuss ethical and academic issues with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level
• Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties

 Competences
• Evaluate and manage the staging and grading of companion animal cancer patients which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other ressources
• Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate based on staging and grading for commonly treated companion animal cancers
• Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal cancer patient management 
• Make ethic considerations regarding diagnostic methods and medical therapy in companion animal cancer patients
• Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continously obtain new knowledge within the diagnostic work up of companion animal cancer patients

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

Professor Annemarie T. Kristensen, Resident Majbritt Estrup Larsen, Resident Betina Børresen
Other national and international capacities within the field

Duration

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

Schedulegroup

Monday - friday full time
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Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Theoretical and practical exercises. Case studies.

Capacity

12

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 10
Theory exercises 20
Practical exercises 10
Preparation 72
Exam 50
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
• Describe common ethical considerations in companion animal cancer patients
• Define and describe the safety procedures regarding use of cancer chemotherapy drugs according to Danish law
• Explain and demonstrate overview of carcinogenesis
• Define, identify and demonstrate overview of diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools used in the diagnostic work up incl. biopsy principles of the companion animal oncologic patient
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of staging and grading of the companion animal cancer patient
• List and classify the staging and grading of common companion animal cancers
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis and client education
• Demonstrate an overview of the veterinary use of chemotherapy

Skills
• Use appropriate diagnostics for staging and grading of specific companion animal cancer types according to WHO staging criteria
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to stage and grade and make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics and suggest therapeutic management in companion animal cancer patients
• Continously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based diagnostic methods and biomarkers in companion animal cancer patients
• Apply and integrate appropriate safety procedures in relation to the use of chemotherapy
• Communicate and discuss ethical and academic issues with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level
• Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties

 Competences
• Evaluate and manage the staging and grading of companion animal cancer patients which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other ressources
• Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate based on staging and grading for commonly treated companion animal cancers
• Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/​professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal cancer patient management 
• Make ethic considerations regarding diagnostic methods and medical therapy in companion animal cancer patients
• Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continously obtain new knowledge within the diagnostic work up of companion animal cancer patients

Censorship form

No external censorship
More than one internal examiner

Exam period

Exam dates will be published on the programme homepage.

Re-exam

Re-examination will concentrate on the themes that have not been passed.

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