SCAM13030U  Companion Animal Ophthalmology - Advanced Companion Animal Ophthalmology

Volume 2019/2020
Education

This course is a specialization 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 adnexal diseases

2) dogs and cats with anterior segment diseases

3) dogs and cats with posterior segment diseases

4) Exotic animals and horses most common ophthalmic diseases
 

To provide the student with hands on knowledge in the field of advanced diagnostic testing for ophthalmic diseases; including cytology, pathology, and electroretinography. To demonstrate the use of advanced CT and MRI in veterinary ophthalmology.

By theory and practical exercises to extend the student’s knowledge, practical skills and competences within the clinical decision making and diagnostic procedures with regards to companion animal ophthalmic diseases.

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 adnexal diseases.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of anterior segment diseases.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of posterior segment diseases.
  • Know aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of adnexal, anterior-, and posterior segment diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
  • To define, identify and evaluate veterinary methodology and the use of general and advanced veterinary diagnostic methods for veterinary ophthalmology patients.


Skills

  • Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex ophthalmic 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 ophthalmic symptoms.
  • Use and adjust slit lamp biomicroscopy.
  • Use and adjust headset for indirect ophthalmoscopy.
  • Perform ocular ultrasonographic examination at a basic level.
  • Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localize the cause of ocular 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 ocular diseases.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex ocular diseases.

 

Updated literature list will be posted 6-8 weeks 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.
Oral
Individual
Collective
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 must be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of adnexal (eyelid) diseases.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of ocular surface and anterior segment diseases.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of adnexal diseases.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of the systematic approach to the patient with symptoms of lens and posterior segment diseases.
  • Know etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of adnexal (eyelid) diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
  • Know etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of ocular surface and anterior segment diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.
  • Know etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of lens and posterior segment diseases in dogs and cats at an advanced level.

 

Skills

  • Apply evidence based approaches to dogs and cats with complex ocular 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 ocular symptoms.
  • Interpret, assess, and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localize the cause of ocular 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 ocular diseases.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge at a specialty level within complex ocular diseases.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Exercises
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 82
  • Exam
  • 40
  • Total
  • 162