SCAM13018U  Veterinary Clinical Pathology - Clinical Decision Making II

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

 

 

Having completed the course, the student should be able to:
 Demonstrate advanced knowledge, personal skills and competences within 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.

Focus on level of evidence for diagnostic markers in veterinary clinical pathology relevant for small animal clinical practice.
Understand and explain the relation between study design of reported results and the level of evidence, incl. identification and importance of specific sources and types of bias in clinical studies.

Development of models based on several analytes:
Diagnostic models
Predictive models

 

 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning Outcome

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

Knowledge
• To identify, categorise and rank the level of available evidence on the use of relevant diagnostic markers
• The importance and impact of the most common biases in reports of diagnostic accuracy
• The theory of using multiple markers and creating composite scores as diagnostic tools

• Demonstrate advanced knowledge within 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.

Skills
• Explain the relation between study design and possible bias in reports of diagnostic accuracy of diagnostic markers

 •Explain, evaluate and reflect about 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.
• Use correct and appropriate terminology
 
Competences
• Select the optimal marker in a given clinical situation based on the prevalence of disease, costs of false negatives and positives and available evidence for diagnostic performance.
• 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, SCAM13016U, SCAM13017U or
Recertified Danish "Fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hund og kat" and SCAM13016U, SCAM13017U
A mixture of lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination
As a part of the course the student will have to hand in a number of written cases and a final webbased written report and present this at an oral examination.
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 should be able to:

Knowledge
• To identify, categorise and rank the level of available evidence on the use of relevant diagnostic markers
• The importance and impact of the most common biases in reports of diagnostic accuracy
• The theory of using multiple markers and creating composite scores as diagnostic tools

• Demonstrate advanced knowledge within 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.

Skills
• Explain the relation between study design and possible bias in reports of diagnostic accuracy of diagnostic markers

 •Explain, evaluate and reflect about 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.
• Use correct and appropriate terminology
 
Competences
• Select the optimal marker in a given clinical situation based on the prevalence of disease, costs of false negatives and positives and available evidence for diagnostic performance.
• 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
  • 77
  • Project work
  • 25
  • Exam
  • 2
  • Total
  • 162