Companion Animal Surgery – Soft Tissue Surgery II. Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery-Cancer Surgery

Course content

To extend the student's knowledge, skills and competences within the approach to, assessment and management of the companion animal cancer patient in need of surgery.  The course will extend the students assessment and management of companion animal cancer patients in need of surgery and plan the perioperative management of the patient including special anaesthesia and analgesia requirements.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge

  • Understand the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
  • Understand the influence of surgical neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of neoplastic 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 with surgical neoplastic disease.
  • 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 neoplastic disorders including fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, mastocytoma, oral and laryngeal cancers, respiratory cancers, gastro-intestinal and pancreatic cancer, hepatic and biliary cancer, and urological cancers.
  • Evaluate, plan and perform reconstructive surgery used for cancer patients.
  • Assess companion animal cancer 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 neoplastic disease in need of surgical intervention.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal cancer patients including decision of the surgical dose in relation to specific neoplasias.
  •  Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal cancer surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and laypersons involved in companion animal surgical cancer 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.

Progression requirements:
SCAM13001U Veterinary Methodology and Paraclinical Skills
SCAM21001U Companion Animal Surgery - Good Surgical Practice (GSP)
SCAM21002U Companion Animal Surgery – Soft Tissue Surgery I
SCAM21003U Companion Animal Surgery – Orthopaedics I - Basic Orthopaedic Principles
SCAM21004U Companion Animal Surgery – Orthopaedics II - Large Joint 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, such as an evidence-based procedure or clinical 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 aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients with focus on surgical intervention.
  • Understand the influence of surgical neoplastic disorders in companion animal patients on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical surgical techniques in the treatment of neoplastic 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 with surgical neoplastic disease.
  • 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 neoplastic disorders including fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, mastocytoma, oral and laryngeal cancers, respiratory cancers, gastro-intestinal and pancreatic cancer, hepatic and biliary cancer, and urological cancers.
  • Evaluate, plan and perform reconstructive surgery used for cancer patients.
  • Assess companion animal cancer 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 neoplastic disease in need of surgical intervention.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedure for companion animal cancer patients including decision of the surgical dose in relation to specific neoplasias.
  •  Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal cancer surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal surgical cancer patient management.

 

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 96
  • Practical exercises
  • 15
  • Exam
  • 50
  • English
  • 181

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SCAM21005U
ECTS
6 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Duration
5 days full time
Placement
Autumn
Autumn 2023 (every second year)
Schedulegroup
Novara, Italy
Capacity
24
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
  • James Edward Miles   (4-6f66726e45787a736933707a336970)
Dorthe Hansen
Teacher

Thomas Eriksen, Helle Harding Poulsen, and other national and international capacities within the field

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