SCAM21004U Companion Animal Surgery – Orthopaedics II - Large Joint Surgery

Volume 2021/2022
Education

This course is a compulsory course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a postgraduate education targeting small animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Content

The purpose of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge, skills, and competences in the approach to, assessment, diagnosis, and management of the sick companion animal patient in need of large joint orthopaedic surgery. The course will extend the students assessment and management of the companion animal patient in need of large joint orthopaedic surgery and plan the perioperative management of the patient, including specific anaesthesia and analgesia requirements.

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 large joints.
  • Understand the influence of surgical disorders of the large joints of the musculoskeletal system on the selection of anaesthesia and anagelsia protocols.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical techniques in musculoskeletal disease focused on large joint disorders.
  • Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for patients with large joint disorders.
  • 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 large joints including;
  • Shoulder disorders e.g. biceps tenosynovitis, medial instability
  • Elbow disorders e.g. ununited anconeal process, medial coronoid disease
  • Hip joint disorders e.g. femoral head and neck excision, stabilization techniques for luxation.
  • Stifle joint and patellar disorders including meniscectomy, arthrotomy, extracapsular stabilization, 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 large joint disorders.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedures for companion animal orthopaedic large joint surgery patients.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence-based new knowledge within companion animal large joint orthopaedic surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and laypersons involved in companion animal large joint orthopaedic surgical patient management.

Updated literature lists 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.

Progression requirements:
SCAM13001U Veterinary Methodology and Paraclinical Skills
SCAM21001U Companion Animal Surgery - Good Surgical Practice (GSP)
SCAM21002U Companion Animal Surgery – Soft Tissue Surgery I
SCAM21003U Companion Animal Surgery – Orthopaedics I - Basic Orthopaedic Principles
A mixture of case-based and problem oriented lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work. Scientific literature.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 96
  • Practical exercises
  • 15
  • Exam
  • 50
  • Total
  • 181
Oral
Individual
Collective
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
The portfolio exam consists of two parts.

1) The course certificate, which supports, underpins, and focuses on the learning process (learning portfolio). All required components of the course certificate must be approved and include a) a minimum of 80% active participation, b) preparation and oral presentation of a problem oriented clinical case and c) a written assignment, such as an evidence-based procedure or clinical protocol.

2) A graded evaluation, which focuses on the intended learning outcomes (evaluation portfolio). The graded evaluation includes an exam with multiple-choice, short answer, and/or essay questions.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Exam period

Exam dates will be published on the programme homepage.

Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • Understand the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical appearance of surgical disorders of the large joints.
  • Understand the influence of surgical disorders of the large joints of the musculoskeletal system on the selection of anaesthesia and anagelsia protocols.
  • Use and continue to develop common and typical techniques in musculoskeletal disease focused on large joint disorders.
  • Explain, reflect about, and discuss a problem oriented and evidence based work-up and treatment plan for patients with large joint disorders.
  • 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 large joints including;
  • Shoulder disorders e.g. biceps tenosynovitis, medial instability
  • Elbow disorders e.g. ununited anconeal process, medial coronoid disease
  • Hip joint disorders e.g. femoral head and neck excision, stabilization techniques for luxation.
  • Stifle joint and patellar disorders including meniscectomy, arthrotomy, extracapsular stabilization, 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 large joint disorders.
  • Plan advanced therapy/procedures for companion animal orthopaedic large joint surgery patients.
  • Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence-based new knowledge within companion animal large joint orthopaedic surgery.
  • Collaborate and communicate within and between specialist and non-specialist peers and laypersons involved in companion animal large joint orthopaedic surgical patient management.