Companion Animal Diagnostic Imaging - Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

Course content

To provide advanced level understanding in techniques and interpretation of diagnostic imaging modalities. The student will work in all available modalities including conventional radiographs, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, ultrasonography. An introduction to DEXA and nuclear medicine including scintigraphy will be included.  An overall consideration of the susceptibility of tissues to the various irradiations encountered in imaging will form part of the module.

The course will contain didactic components concerned with theory and practical exercises to develop and apply knowledge within the general area of veterinary diagnostic imaging.  Emphasis will be placed on acquiring skills to obtain a balanced overview of the subject such that a familiarity with the subject sufficient to identify scenarious where the imaging can make an overall positive impact on clinical practice.  The integration of the subject by means of PACS systems will be mentioned.
 

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 and explain at an advanced level the physical basis for imaging including on aspects of radiation safety
• Reflect about, explain and discuss the current role of veterinary imaging in clinical practice

Skills
• Acquire and communicate and understanding of the full range of medical imaging techniques
• Recognise and discuss the spectrum of imaging modalities from anatomical to functional.
• Make 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 explain at an advanced level the physical basis for imaging including on aspects of radiation safety
• Reflect about, explain and discuss the current role of veterinary imaging in clinical practice

Skills
• Acquire and communicate and understanding of the full range of medical imaging techniques
• Recognise and discuss the spectrum of imaging modalities from anatomical to functional.
• Make 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