Companion Animal Diagnostic Imaging - Ultrasonography

Course content

To provide advanced level in techniques, practical skills and interpretation of ultrasonography. The course will be divided into two parts – one at a basic level introducing ultrasonographic examination including sonographic medical physics and an advanced part in which the participants should have acquired some routine in abdominal scans that can be further developed into an advanced level.

The course will contain didactic components concerned with theory and practical exercises to develop and apply knowledge within the area ultrasonography.  Emphasis will be placed on acquiring skills to obtain diagnostic quality images and on the formulation of diagnosis based on imaging findings.
 

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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).

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge
• Define and demonstrate overview of the physical basis for ultrasonography imaging.
• Define, explain and reflect about the systematic approach used in the interpretation of images from this modality
• Explain the current importance of this modalities in veterinary imaging

Skills
• Acquire standard ultrasound images from the (non-cardiac)
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected ultrasound imaging formats incl, B-mode, M-mode and various forms of Doppler imaging.
• Make an imaging diagnosis from a wide range of common and clearly manifest diseases
 
Competences
• Use their  knowledge, skills to impact on the practice of veterinary medicine in a clinical setting

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 and demonstrate overview of the physical basis for ultrasonography imaging.
• Define, explain and reflect about the systematic approach used in the interpretation of images from this modality
• Explain the current importance of this modalities in veterinary imaging

Skills
• Acquire standard ultrasound images from the (non-cardiac)
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected ultrasound imaging formats incl, B-mode, M-mode and various forms of Doppler imaging.
• Make an imaging diagnosis from a wide range of common and clearly manifest diseases
 
Competences
• Use their  knowledge, skills to impact on the practice of veterinary medicine in a clinical setting

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 12
  • Theory exercises
  • 25
  • Practical exercises
  • 25
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Exam
  • 20
  • English
  • 162