SCAM13009U  Companion Animal Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery

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 extend the students knowledge, skills, and competences in the approach to, assessment and management of the sick companion animal patient in need of orthopedic surgery. The course will extend the students assessment and management of the sick companion animal patient in need of orthopedic 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 surgical disorders of the musculoskeletal system including fracture biomechanics and stabilization.
• Understand the influence of surgical disorders of the musculoskeletal system on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
• Use and continue to develop common and typical techniques in musculoskeletal disease with focus on acute symptom relief.
• Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for patients with surgical organ disease of the musculoskeletal system.
• Define and identify relevant anatomical structures

Skills
• Perform advanced atraumatic surgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to disorders of the musculoskeletal system including;

  • orthopedic fracture assessment, surgery and management.
  • hip joint disorders e.g. femoral head and neck excision, stabilization techniques and total hip surgery.
  • knee joint and patellary disorders including meniscectomy, arthotomy, trochlear recession, tibial tuberosity transposition and lateral imbrication.

• Risk assessment after surgery with focus on treatment effect, complications and estimation of prognosis.

Competences
• Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a patient with a complex history within companion animal orthopedic surgery.
• Plan advanced therapy/procedures for companion animal orthopedic surgery patients.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal orthopedic surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal soft tissue surgical patient management.

Updated literature lists will be posted 1 month prior to course start. The participant should have theoretical knowledge prepared 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 case based and problem oriented lectures, theoretical and practical exercises and workshops.
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
External censorship
Exam period

Exam dates will be published on the programme homepage.

Criteria for exam assesment

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

Knowledge
• Understand the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of surgical disorders of the musculoskeletal system including fracture biomechanics and stabilization.
• Understand the influence of surgical disorders of the musculoskeletal system on the selection of anaesthesia and pain alleviation.
• Use and continue to develop common and typical techniques in musculoskeletal disease with focus on acute symptom relief.
• Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for patients with surgical organ disease of the musculoskeletal system.
• Define and identify relevant anatomical structures

Skills
• Perform advanced atraumatic surgical techniques in particular with regards to tissue handling and minimal invasive diagnostics in regard to disorders of the musculoskeletal system including;

  • orthopedic fracture assessment, surgery and management.
  • hip joint disorders including femoral head and neck excision, stabilization techniques and total hip surgery.
  • knee joint and patellary disorders including meniscectomy, arthotomy, trochlear recession, tibial tuberosity transposition and lateral imbrication.

• Risk assessment after surgery with focus on treatment effect, complications and estimation of prognosis.

Competences
• Evaluate, plan and manage a diagnostic work-up for a patient with a complex history within companion animal orthopedic surgery.
• Plan advanced therapy/procedures for companion animal orthopedic surgery patients.
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal orthopedic surgery.
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal soft tissue surgical patient management.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Theory exercises
  • 12
  • Practical exercises
  • 15
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Exam
  • 40
  • Total
  • 162