SCAM13010U  Companion Animal Surgery - Cancer 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

To extend the students 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, oral cancer, mastocytoma and mammary cancer.

• 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.

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 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
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

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, oral cancer, mastocytoma and mammary cancer.

• 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.

 

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