SCAM13006U  Companion Animal Internal Medicine – Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Endocrine and Urological Diseases

Volume 2017/2018
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).

Content

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical skills to perform diagnostic work-up, establish prognosis and develop therapeutic strategies for the management of:

1) dogs and cats with endocrine diseases

2) dogs and cats with upper and lower urinary tract diseases

To provide the student with hands on knowledge in the field of advanced diagnostic imaging including abdominal ultrasonography. To demonstrate the use of advanced CT and MRI in internal medicine.

By theory and practical exercises to extend the students knowledge, practical skills and competences within the clinical decision making and diagnostic procedures with regards to endocrine and urologic diseases.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning Outcome


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

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of endocrine disease.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of upper or lower urinary tract disease.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and  prognosis of upper or lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of general and advanced veterinary imaging methods for internal medicine patients.

Skills
• Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex endocrine or urologic symptoms.
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms and diagnostic plan for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex endocrine and urological symptoms.
• Use and adjust ultrasonographic equipment.
• Perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination at a basic level.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of endocrine or urologic disease occurrence, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management.

Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.
• Plan, evaluate and manage a diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with complex endocrine or urologic diseases.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex endocrine or urologic diseases.

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

80 % active participation in the on site course activities are required in order to obtain approved course certificate. Both, approved course certificate and a passed examination are required to pass the course. Students may attend examination without approval of course certificate.

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Exam period

Exam dates will be published on the programme homepage.

Criteria for exam assesment

Having completed the course, he student should be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of endocrine disease.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of upper or lower urinary tract disease.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and  prognosis of upper or lower urinary tract diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
• To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of general and advanced veterinary imaging methods for internal medicine patients.

Skills
• Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex endocrine or urologic symptoms.
• Perform oral presentation of patient history, symptoms and diagnostic plan for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients.
• Discuss relevant problems and questions within the systematic approach to patients with complex endocrine and urological symptoms.
• Use and adjust ultrasonographic equipment.
• Perform abdominal ultrasonographic examination at a basic level.
• Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of endocrine or urologic disease occurrence, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management.

Competences
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.
• Plan, evaluate and manage a diagnostic work-up and treatment of patients with complex endocrine or urologic diseases.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex endocrine or urologic diseases.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 16
  • Theory exercises
  • 16
  • Practical exercises
  • 8
  • Preparation
  • 90
  • Exam
  • 32
  • Total
  • 162