Companion Animal Internal Medicine -Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Haematological, Infectious and Critical Medical Diseases. Hands on: Cytology workshop

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 elaborate therapeutic strategies for the management of:

1) dogs and cats with haematological disorders including haemostatic disorders

2) dogs and cats with critical medical conditions including vascular emergencies and emergency acid-base disorders

3) dogs and cats with infectious diseases

And to provide the student with hands-on knowledge in the field of cytology including accurate sampling and advanced interpretation with regards to haematological, infectious and critical medical diseases.

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 haematological, infectious and critical medical diseases.
 

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 should be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the medical emergency patient.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to patients with symptoms of haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of haematologic diseases and haemostatic disorders in cats and dogs at an advanced level
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of emergency medical conditions in cats and dogs at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of infectious diseases in cats and dogs at an advanced level.
• Identify patients that would benefit from blood or plasma transfusion.
• Evaluate a transfusion plan.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of cytology for veterinary patients with haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.

Skills
The student must be able to
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms, diagnostic and treatment plans for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex haematologic, emergency medical or infectious diseases.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of haematologic, haemostatic or infectious 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.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of a veterinary medical emergency, 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.
• Plan and adjust an adequate transfusion strategy.
• Perform emergency treatment of acute and critical medical conditions including vascular emergencies and acid-base disorders.
• Perform and interpret cytology in patients with haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.

Competences
The student must be able to
• 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 haematologic, medical emergency or infectious diseases.
• independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex haematologic, medical emergency or infectious diseases.

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 should be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the medical emergency patient.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to patients with symptoms of haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of haematologic diseases and haemostatic disorders in cats and dogs at an advanced level
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of emergency medical conditions in cats and dogs at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of infectious diseases in cats and dogs at an advanced level.
• Identify patients that would benefit from blood or plasma transfusion.
• Evaluate a transfusion plan.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of cytology for veterinary patients with haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.

Skills
The student must be able to
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms, diagnostic and treatment plans for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex haematologic, emergency medical or infectious diseases.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of haematologic, haemostatic or infectious 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.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of a veterinary medical emergency, 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.
• Plan and adjust an adequate transfusion strategy.
• Perform emergency treatment of acute and critical medical conditions including vascular emergencies and acid-base disorders.
• Perform and interpret cytology in patients with haematologic, haemostatic or infectious diseases.

Competences
The student must be able to
• 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 haematologic, medical emergency or infectious diseases.
• independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex haematologic, medical emergency or infectious diseases.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

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