SCAM13016U  Veterinary Clinical Pathology - Test Validation/ Clinical Decision Making I

Volume 2015/2016
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 emphasize the importance of test validation in the diagnostic laboratory setting and to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge of the components of state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic test validation as well as within veterinary diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools in clinical decision making in specialised companion animal clinical practice including hematology, cytology, serum biochemistry profiles, acute phase proteins as well as other laboratory parameters. To provide the students knowledge of communication tools both in respect to fellow colleagues but also the clients met in clinical practice. To develop the students ability to perform written and oral presentations both in academic setting, in relation to colleagues and clients. In theory and by practical exercises to extend the participants knowledge, personal skills and competences within the subject of presentation and communication. By theory and practical exercises to extend the students knowledge, practical skills and competences within test validation and clinical decision-making.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning Outcome

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

Knowledge
• Define, identify and discuss veterinary diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools in clinical decision making in specialised companion animal clinical practice including hematology, cytology, serum biochemistry profiles, acute phase proteins as well as other laboratory parameters.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to test validation
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to evaluation of existing evidence of diagnostic test performance in companion animal clinical practice.
• Explain and describe the theory of establishment and use of population based reference intervals
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of establishment of clinical decision limits

Skills
• Design, Perform and report basic test validation (Analytical and overlap performance testing)

• Evaluate and discuss veterinary diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools in clinical decision making in specialised companion animal clinical practice including hematology, cytology, serum biochemistry profiles, acute phase proteins as well as other laboratory parameters.
• Use correct and appropriate terminology
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients
 
Competences
• Plan and evaluate test validation
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management

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
Recertified Danish "Fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hund og kat"
A mixture of lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.
Credit
6 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
As a part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a number of in 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
Criteria for exam assesment

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

Knowledge
• Define, identify and discuss veterinary diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools in clinical decision making in specialised companion animal clinical practice including hematology, cytology, bone marrow evaluation, serum biochemistry profiles, acute phase proteins as well as other laboratory parameters.
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to test validation
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to evaluation of existing evidence of diagnostic test performance in companion animal clinical practice.
• Explain and describe the theory of establishment and use of population based reference intervals
• Explain and demonstrate overview of the theory of establishment of clinical decision limits

Skills
• Design, Perform and report basic test validation (Analytical and overlap performance testing)

• Evaluate and discuss veterinary diagnostic methodology and paraclinical tools in clinical decision making in specialised companion animal clinical practice including hematology, cytology, serum biochemistry profiles, acute phase proteins as well as other laboratory parameters.
• Use correct and appropriate terminology
• Perform oral presentations for both specialist and non-specialist colleagues and clients
 
Competences
• Plan and evaluate test validation
• Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 8
  • Theory exercises
  • 25
  • Practical exercises
  • 25
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Exam
  • 24
  • Total
  • 162