Companion Animal Ophthalmology - Companion Animal Ocular Surgery

Course content

To extend the student’s knowledge, skills and competences within the approach to, assessment and management of the companion animal ocular patient in need of surgery.  The course will extend the students assessment and management of companion animal ophthalmic patients in need of surgery and plan the perioperative management of the patient including special anesthesia and analgesia requirements, as well as pre- and post-surgical treatment.

Education

This course is a specialization 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 etiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of ocular disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
  • Understand the influence of surgical ocular disorders in companion animal patients on the selection of correct surgical approach.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of ocular disease in companion animal patients with focus on saving vision versus acute symptom relief.
  • Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for companion animal patients with surgical ocular disease.
  • Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

 

Skills

  • Perform atraumatic microsurgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to companion animal ocular disorders including entropion, third eyelid prolapse (‘cherry eye’), distichiae, corneal ulceration/corneal perfortation, and intraocular foreign body.
  • Evaluate, plan and perform reconstructive surgery used for breeds with eyelid diseases as entropion.
  • Assess companion animal ocular patients perioperatively with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis, including adjuvant therapy.


Competences

  • Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with an ocular disease in need of surgical intervention.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal ocular patients with focus on saving vision versus acute comfort relieve.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal ocular surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical ocular patient management.

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

Updated literature list will be posted 4 weeks 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

SCAM13029U Advanced Companion Animal Ophthalmology
SCAM13030 Companion Animal Ocular Surgery

Oral
Individual
Collective
ECTS
6 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 oral presentation of a problem oriented clinical case and c) a written assignment: a master thesis protocol.
2) A graded evaluation, which focuses on the intended learning outcomes (evaluation portfolio). The graded evaluation includes an exam with multiple-choice, short answer, and/or essay questions.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

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

 

Knowledge

  • Understand the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of ocular disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of ocular disease in companion animal patients with focus on acute symptom relief.
  • Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for companion animal patients with surgical ocular disease.
  • Knowledge regarding the basic surgical principals for lens luxation and cataract surgery in companion animals.
  • Define and identify relevant anatomical structures.

 

Skills

  • Perform atraumatic surgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to companion animal ocular disorders including eyelid neoplasia, entropion, ectropion, third eyelid protrusion (“cherry eye”), complicated corneal ulceration and corneal sequestrum.
  • Assess companion animal ocular patients perioperatively with focus on treatment effect, complications and prognosis, including adjuvant therapy.

 

Competences

  • Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with ocular disease in need of surgical intervention.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal ocular patients including decision of the surgical procedure(s) in relation to specific ocular diseases.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal ocular surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical ocular patient management.

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 82
  • Exercises
  • 20
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 162

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SCAM13031U
ECTS
6 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Duration
Practical 5-day course at The University Hospital for Companion Animals (Universitetshospitalet for Familiedyr)
Placement
Autumn
Price

35.000DKK

Schedulegroup
This course will be offered in Autumn 2022 (and every second year)
Monday – Friday full time
Capacity
12
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 Coordinator
  • Annemarie Thuri Kristensen   (3-687b72477a7c756b35727c356b72)
Teacher

National and international capacities within the field
Michala de Linde Henriksen

Saved on the 24-03-2022

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