Veterinary Clinical Pathology - Laboratory Management; Quality Control; Quality Assessment, Biomarker validation and use

Course content

To emphasize the importance of quality control and quality management in the diagnostic laboratory setting and to provide the student with basic theoretical and practical knowledge of the components of state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory quality control and management. To provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge of development, validation and use of biomarkers in specialised companion animal practice. To provide the students knowledge of communication tools both in respect to fellow colleagues but also the clients met in clinical practice. To develop the students ability to perform written and oral presentations both in academic setting, in relation to colleagues and clients.

In theory and by practical exercises to extend the participants knowledge, personal skills and competences within the subject of presentation and communication. By theory and practical exercises to extend the students knowledge, practical skills and competences within test validation and clinical decision-making.
 

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
• Define, identify and describe the necessity of quality control in veterinary diagnostic methodology
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to quality control and management
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of QC-based troubleshooting of diagnostic methodologies
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of applying external quality assessment to companion animal clinical practice diagnostic tests

•Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of development, validation and use of biomarkers in specialised companion animal practice.

Skills
• Design, Perform, report and act upon basic quality control in veterinary practice laboratory

 •Use of biomarkers in specialised companion animal practice.
• Use correct and appropriate terminology
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients
 
Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management 
• Plan and evaluate quality control and management

 

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

Updated literature list will be posted 1 month prior to course start. The participant should have theoretical knowledge updated 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
• Define, identify and describe the necessity of quality control in veterinary diagnostic methodology
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to quality control and management
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of QC-based troubleshooting of diagnostic methodologies
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of applying external quality assessment to companion animal clinical practice diagnostic tests

•Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of development, validation and use of biomarkers in specialised companion animal practice.

Skills
• Design, Perform, report and act upon basic quality control in veterinary practice laboratory
• Use correct and appropriate terminology

•Use of biomarkers in specialised companion animal practice.
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients
 
Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management 
• Plan and evaluate quality control and management

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 8
  • Theory exercises
  • 25
  • Practical exercises
  • 25
  • Preparation
  • 77
  • Project work
  • 25
  • Exam
  • 2
  • English
  • 162