Companion Animal Surgery - Good Surgical Practice (GSP)

Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with theoretical and practical tools to perform rational diagnostic work-up and clinical decision making and to extend the participants knowledge, personal skills and competences within the discipline of companion animal surgery. The course will provide the students with theoretical and practical competences within the fundamentals of companion animal surgery as it relates to first opinion practice – in particular atraumatic tissue handling, asepsis and sterility and the problem-oriented and evidence based background for decision making in companion animal surgical procedures. The course addresses the principles of and uses a set of tools to assess the outcome of surgeries in general and to establish, perform and develop a continuous quality-assurance program in particular. As part of the responsibilities of the companion animal surgeon the course emphasizes the importance of the management of animal pain perception and individually tailored anaesthetic and analgesic management.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Education

This course is a compulsory 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
• Understand the possibilities and limitations of surgical intervention primarily in clinical companion animal situations.
• Understand importance of application of good surgical practice (GSP) in companion animal surgery.
• Explain and discuss the key principles that are mandatory prior to initiating and for the follow-up of surgery in companion animal patients.
• Assess the limitations and contraindications related to surgeries in companion animal patients.
• Define and identify key surgically relevant anatomical structures.

Skills
• Apply the physiological response to pain and tissue trauma in companion animals in a surgical situation.
• Interpret signs of companion animal pain and apply appropriate pain alleviation and anaesthesia.
• Perform key surgical techniques including induction of anaesthesia, haemostasis, advanced suture and surgical techniques for companion animal patients.
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Apply evidence based information and approaches in surgical patients including searchable medical databases such as Medline.

Competences
• Plan, decide and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a patient with a complex history within companion animal surgery.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical patient management.

A mixture of case-based and problem oriented lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work. Scientific literature.

Updated literature lists 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.

Oral
Individual
Collective
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
Type of assessment details
The portfolio exam consists of two parts.

1) The course certificate, which supports, underpins, and focuses on the learning process (learning portfolio). All required components of the course certificate must be approved and include a) a minimum of 80% active participation, b) preparation and presentation of, and participation in problem oriented case discussions and c) An Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS).

2) A graded evaluation, which focuses on the intended learning outcomes (evaluation portfolio). The graded evaluation includes a) a written assignment: a critical mini-review and b) a procedure based on the mini-review.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

To acheive the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge
• Understand the possibilities and limitations of surgical intervention primarily in clinical companion animal situations.
• Understand importance of application of good surgical practice (GSP) in companion animal surgery.
• Explain and discuss the key principles that are mandatory prior to initiating and for the follow-up of surgery in companion animal patients.
• Assess the limitations and contraindications related to surgeries in companion animal patients.
• Define and identify key surgically relevant anatomical structures.

Skills
• Apply the physiological response to pain and tissue trauma in companion animals in a surgical situation.
• Interpret signs of companion animal pain and apply appropriate pain alleviation and anaesthesia.
• Perform key surgical techniques including induction of anaesthesia, haemostasis, advanced suture and surgical techniques for companion animal patients.
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Apply evidence based information and approaches in surgical patients including searchable medical databases such as Medline.

Competences
• Plan, decide and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a patient with a complex history within companion animal surgery.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical patient management.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Practical exercises
  • 15
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SCAM13003U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Duration
6 days full time
Placement
Autumn
Price

35.000

Schedulegroup
This course will be offered in Autumn 2022 (and every second year)
Capacity
30
Studyboard
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinators
  • Thomas Eriksen   (3-7a6b7846797b746a34717b346a71)
  • James Edward Miles   (4-71687470477a7c756b35727c356b72)
Teacher

James Edward Miles, Thomas Eriksen, Helle Harding Poulsen, Hanne Ellen Kortegaard and other national and international capacities within the field.

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