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Short Courses - Vets



Avian


Diseases of Game Birds
05-09-2017 - Sheffield

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Key learning objectives:
  • To understand the game bird industry and how it operates.
  • To be able to implement biosecurity on a game unit and understand its application in the control of disease.
  • To obtain a basic understanding of common diseases and how to diagnose and treat them.
  • To have a working knowledge of legislation relating to the game Industry.
  • To have a basic understanding of holistic approaches to game bird medicine.
  • To understand the modern day challenges such as Avian Influenza and Mycoplasma.


Price: £299.00 plus VAT

Avian Medicine and Surgery
15-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Investigate and treat gastro-intestinal diseases 
  • Investigate and treat diseases of the upper and lower airways including the nares, sinuses, and infections such as Chlamydophilosis and Aspergillosis
  • Approach beak and feather disease and feather plucking
  • Understand urogenital tract disease including excessive egg laying, egg binding, cloacal disease and orchitis 
  • Manage trauma cases including fractures



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Cardiology


Endocardial Disease
12-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand aetiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of chronic myxomatous valve disease (MMVD)
  • Become familiar with MMVD staging
  • Clinical management of MMVD
  • Understand aetiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of infective endocarditis
  • Become familiar with clinical management of infective endocarditis


Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Cardiac Tumours and Pericardial Disease
13-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand classification and clinical presentation of intracavitary and extracavitary cardiac tumours
  • Become familiar with the management of primary cardiac tumours
  • The anatomy and physiology of the pericardium
  • Understand aetiology and pathophysiology of pericardial effusion and tamponade
  • Become familiar with clinical management of pericardial effusion



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Canine Myocardial Disease
24-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand aetiology and breed predisposition of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • The clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis of canine DCM 
  • Become familiar with clinical management of occult and overt canine DCM
  • Understand pathophysiology and management of canine tachycardiomyopathy
  • Aetiology and management of myocarditis



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Congenital Cardiac Abnormalities
25-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Pathophysiology and clinical management of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Understand pathophysiology and clinical management of pulmonic and aortic stenosis
  • Pathophysiology and clinical management of mitral and tricuspid dysplasia
  • Understand pathophysiology and clinical management ventricular and atrial septal defects
  • Become familiar with advanced techniques for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac congenital defects



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Myocardial Disease
04-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand complexity and limits of feline cardiomyopathy (CM) classification
  • Pathophysiology of feline CM
  • Become familiar with clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis of feline CM
  • Clinical management of feline CM
  • Understand pathophysiology and management of feline tachycardiomyopathy



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

The Fainting Patient
05-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Differentiate syncope from seizures and falling
  • Understand and manage episodic falling and exercise intolerance
  • Successfully investigate syncopal patients
  • Become familiar with available diagnostic techniques for syncope
  • Available therapies for syncope
  • Pathophysiology and management of systemic hypertension
  • Pathophysiology and management of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathophysiology and management arterial thromboembolism
  • Cardiovascular manifestations of thyroid dysfunctions
  • Cardiovascular manifestations of diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

The Cardiac Patient
29-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Recognise human perception of health-related quality of life of cardiac patients
  • Appreciate the importance of best standard of care in veterinary cardiology
  • Collect a directed and targeted patient’s history 
  • Recognise clinical signs associated with cardiovascular disorders
  • Become familiar with cardiovascular examination and blood pressure measurement techniques





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Cardiovascular System
30-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand cardiovascular anatomy and its diversity amongst species
  • Recognise major embryological processes that can lead to common congenital abnormalities
  • Cardiac cycle, excitation-contraction and control of cardiac output
  • Haemodynamics and endothelial functions
  • Understand cardiac action potentials and arrhythmogenesis




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Electrocardiography (ECG)
19-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand ECG acquisition and analysis
  • Recognise tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias and their clinical significance
  • Understand anti-arrhythmic therapy
  • Become familiar with pacemaker therapy
  • Electrophysiological studies and radio frequency ablation




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Thoracic Radiography
20-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Obtain thoracic radiographs of diagnostic quality
  • Become familiar with interpretation of normal thoracic radiographs
  • Recognise signs of congestive heart failure
  • Recognise non-cardiac radiographic abnormalities of the thorax and common artefacts
  • Become familiar with selective and non-selective angiography



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography I
29-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand echocardiographic imaging and basic machine settings
  • M-mode, B-mode and 3D acquisitions
  • Practical: scanning



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography II
30-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand Doppler studies (CW, PW, HPRF, Colour)
  • All conventional echocardiographic views
  • Understand potentials and pitfalls of echocardiographic assessment
  • Practical: scanning


Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography I
31-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand echocardiographic imaging and basic machine settings
  • M-mode, B-mode and 3D acquisitions
  • Practical: scanning



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography II
01-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand Doppler studies (CW, PW, HPRF, Colour)
  • All conventional echocardiographic views
  • Understand potentials and pitfalls of echocardiographic assessment
  • Practical: scanning


Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
23-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • The progressive model of heart failure
  • Understand activation of sympathetic nervous system
  • Activation of the Renin-Angiotension-Aldosterone system
  • Understand alterations in the peripheral vasculature
  • The complexity of myocardial remodelling and reversed remodelling


Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure
24-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand classification systems of heart failure in veterinary cardiology
  • Recognise clinical manifestations of acute and chronic heart failure
  • Become familiar with the management of acute heart failure
  • The management of chronic heart failure
  • The management of refractory heart failure


Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Endocardial Disease
24-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand aetiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of chronic myxomatous valve disease (MMVD)
  • Become familiar with MMVD staging
  • Clinical management of MMVD
  • Understand aetiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of infective endocarditis
  • Become familiar with clinical management of infective endocarditis


Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Cardiac Tumours and Pericardial Disease
25-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand classification and clinical presentation of intracavitary and extracavitary cardiac tumours
  • Become familiar with the management of primary cardiac tumours
  • The anatomy and physiology of the pericardium
  • Understand aetiology and pathophysiology of pericardial effusion and tamponade
  • Become familiar with clinical management of pericardial effusion



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Canine Myocardial Disease
22-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand aetiology and breed predisposition of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • The clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis of canine DCM 
  • Become familiar with clinical management of occult and overt canine DCM
  • Understand pathophysiology and management of canine tachycardiomyopathy
  • Aetiology and management of myocarditis



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Congenital Abnormalities
23-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Pathophysiology and clinical management of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Understand pathophysiology and clinical management of pulmonic and aortic stenosis
  • Pathophysiology and clinical management of mitral and tricuspid dysplasia
  • Understand pathophysiology and clinical management ventricular and atrial septal defects
  • Become familiar with advanced techniques for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac congenital defects



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Myocardial Disease
03-12-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand complexity and limits of feline cardiomyopathy (CM) classification
  • Pathophysiology of feline CM
  • Become familiar with clinical and echocardiographic diagnosis of feline CM
  • Clinical management of feline CM
  • Understand pathophysiology and management of feline tachycardiomyopathy



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Fainting Patient
04-12-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Differentiate syncope from seizures and falling
  • Understand and manage episodic falling and exercise intolerance
  • Successfully investigate syncopal patients
  • Become familiar with available diagnostic techniques for syncope
  • Available therapies for syncope
  • Pathophysiology and management of systemic hypertension
  • Pathophysiology and management of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathophysiology and management arterial thromboembolism
  • Cardiovascular manifestations of thyroid dysfunctions
  • Cardiovascular manifestations of diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Dermatology


Diseases of the Feet, Nails, Anal Sacs and Ears
21-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the pathogenesis and clinical features of diseases affecting the feet, nails, anal sacs and ears
  • Be able to approach the investigation of pedal, nail, anal sac and aural disease
  • Formulate differential diagnoses and have knowledge of specific conditions
  • Appreciate treatment options




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Neoplasia
22-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Appreciate the biology of tumours
  • Recognise common neoplastic presentations - localised, diffuse and systemic
  • Have an understanding of the following types of neoplasia: neoplasia of skin structures - benign, malignant, mast cell tumours, lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, mammary tumours
  • Know the neoplasia of other structures with involvement of the skin eg. Cushing’s and hepatocutaneous syndrome
  • Recognise paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Formulate an approach to the diagnosis and staging of disease
  • Appreciate those conditions that could be confused with neoplasia eg. Autoimmune diseases
  • Understand the treatment options available medication / chemotherapy and the prognosis for different neoplasms




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Exotic Animal Dermatology
25-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal epithelial anatomy of exotic species
  • Recognise the importance of husbandry – housing, environment, nutrition on the dermatological health of these species
  • Appreciate ecdysis/dysecdysis in reptiles
  • Be familiar with the common conditions seen in small mammals, reptiles and birds and the pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigation and treatment of them




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Nutritional, Metabolic, Paraneoplastic, Congenital- Hereditary Skin Disease and Miscellaneous Skin Diseases
26-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the pathogenesis and clinical features of the cutaneous manifestations of internal disease excluding endocrine disorders
  • Appreciate the differential diagnosis of these conditions and the approach to their investigation and treatment
  • Have an understanding of congenital hereditary disorders
  • Understand the effect of deficiency or excess of vitamins or minerals in skin disease




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Autoimmune Skin Disease
07-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives: 
  • Have an understanding of the immune system
  • Be familiar with the underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options of autoimmune diseases including pemphigus complex pemphigoid SLE/DLE adverse drug reactions




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Dermatological Manifestations of Endocrine Disease
08-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have an understanding of the physiology of the endocrine system
  • Appreciate the underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options of the more common endocrine diseases
  • Recognise iatrogenic endocrine disease




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

The Pharmacy & Therapeutics
25-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have a working understanding of the following regulations: Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013, Medicines Act 1968, Medicines Regulations 2012, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2012, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Be familiar with storage, dispensing and labelling of medicines
  • Have knowledge of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Understand the Prescribing Cascade, off license use, importation of medication and certification
  • Have an understanding of the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of common therapeutic agents (anti-inflammatories, anti-microbials and anti-parasitics) used in the management of skin disease
  • Have knowledge of the use of topical, enteral and parenteral medications
  • Appreciate the importance of owner compliance and support for long term skin conditions
  • Discuss the role of the veterinary nurse in dermatology consultations





Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Wound Management
26-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Overview of wounds and wound healing (Dressings / topical treatment options)
  • Medical and surgical management of wounds 
  • Anal sacs surgery 
  • Principles of ear surgery (which techniques and when)
  • Pedal surgery (e.g  podoplasty,  surgery of the digital pads)




Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin and Cutaneous Pathological Processes
01-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Compare gross and histological anatomy of the skin of companion animals
  • Have an understanding of the function and physiology of skin of companion animals
  • Understand the pathological processes occurring in skin disease
  • Have an understanding of how pathological processes relate to clinical signs and the diagnosis of disease
  • Hypersensitivity reactions types I, II, III, IV in the skin and examples of specific skin diseases involving these processes
  • Understand the skin response to insults including physical, chemical and microbiological
  • The pathogenesis of skin neoplasia





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Clinical Examination and History: Essential Diagnostic Techniques
02-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand clinical history taking and its interpretation in the diagnosis of skin disease. 
  • Perform a general clinical examination
  • Perform a detailed examination of the skin
  • Have an ability to accurately describe skin lesions
  • Understand the key diagnostic tests and their use
  • Understand the diagnosis and management of common skin diseases
  • Understand the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management
  • Know the principles of the collection of samples from the skin relating to skin diseases and interpretation 
  • Know how to collect samples for microbiology – skin scrapings, hairs, acetate strips and impression smears
  • Understand the use of intradermal skin testing and serology in the diagnosis of allergy
  • Understand the use of clinical chemistry in the diagnosis of skin disease
  • Know the basic cytology of samples collected from the skin including masses and discharging sinuses
  • Understand skin and skin mass biopsy




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Laboratory Diagnosis and Clinical Pathology
30-04-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand skin scrapings, hair examination, acetate strip examination, and impression smears
  • Sampling techniques (including biopsies), sample processing, storage and recording
  • Understand the basic cytology of samples collected from the skin including masses and discharging sinuses
  • Interpret the clinical laboratory medicine information in relation to skin disease, including: haematology, biochemistry and endocrine tests, fluid and electrolyte disorders and cytology
  • Know the diagnostic tests for infectious diseases – techniques and interpretation (including viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases)
  • Have an understanding of the principles of the use of pattern analysis by histopathologists in dermatohistopathology as it relates to disease pathogenesis and diagnosis
  • Interpret histopathology reports
This module includes a practical component in the laboratory preparing and interpreting slides.





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

General Conditions Commonly Found in Dermatology - Alopecia, Keratinization Disorders and Pigment Changes
01-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe the pathogenesis of alopecia
  • Appreciate the clinical features of alopecia
  • Understand the differential diagnosis of alopecia and have knowledge of specific conditions
  • Outline how to investigate alopecia using a problem solving approach
  • Discuss the management and treatment of alopecia
  • Describe the pathogenesis of keratinisation disorders/scaling
  • Recall the clinical features of these disorders
  • Understand the differential diagnosis of these disorders and have knowledge of specific conditions
  • Outline how to investigate scaling diseases using a problem solving approach
  • Be familiar with the treatment options
  • Understand the pathogenesis and clinical features of pigment changes
  • Understand the differential diagnosis including specific conditions
  • Investigate pigment changes using a problem solving approach
  • Be aware of treatment options




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Infectious Diseases and Preventative Healthcare
28-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Know the clinical pathology of the major bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases affecting the skin of companion animals in the UK and Europe
  • Have an awareness of diseases that may be imported by pets travelling from abroad
  • Understand zoonosis and it's health and safety concerns and precautions





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Allergic Skin Disease
29-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have an understanding of the immune system and immune response by the skin
  • Understand flea and parasite allergies, atopic dermatitis, food and other hypersensitivities
  • The underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options
  • Understand the use of combination therapy in atopic dermatitis





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Diseases of the Feet, Nails, Anal Sacs and Ears
28-08-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the pathogenesis and clinical features of diseases affecting the feet, nails, anal sacs and ears
  • Be able to approach the investigation of pedal, nail, anal sac and aural disease
  • Formulate differential diagnoses and have knowledge of specific conditions
  • Appreciate treatment options




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Neoplasia
29-08-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Appreciate the biology of tumours
  • Recognise common neoplastic presentations - localised, diffuse and systemic
  • Have an understanding of the following types of neoplasia: neoplasia of skin structures - benign, malignant, mast cell tumours, lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, mammary tumours
  • Know the neoplasia of other structures with involvement of the skin eg. Cushing’s and hepatocutaneous syndrome
  • Recognise paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Formulate an approach to the diagnosis and staging of disease
  • Appreciate those conditions that could be confused with neoplasia eg. Autoimmune diseases
  • Understand the treatment options available medication / chemotherapy and the prognosis for different neoplasms




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Autoimmune Skin Disease
04-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives: 
  • Have an understanding of the immune system
  • Be familiar with the underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options of autoimmune diseases including pemphigus complex pemphigoid SLE/DLE adverse drug reactions




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Dermatological Manifestations of Endocrine Disease
05-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have an understanding of the physiology of the endocrine system
  • Appreciate the underlying pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options of the more common endocrine diseases
  • Recognise iatrogenic endocrine disease




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Exotic Animal Dermatology
14-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal epithelial anatomy of exotic species
  • Recognise the importance of husbandry – housing, environment, nutrition on the dermatological health of these species
  • Appreciate ecdysis/dysecdysis in reptiles
  • Be familiar with the common conditions seen in small mammals, reptiles and birds and the pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigation and treatment of them




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Nutritional, Metabolic, Paraneoplastic, Congenital- Hereditary Skin Disease and Miscellaneous Skin Diseases
15-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the pathogenesis and clinical features of the cutaneous manifestations of internal disease excluding endocrine disorders
  • Appreciate the differential diagnosis of these conditions and the approach to their investigation and treatment
  • Have an understanding of congenital hereditary disorders
  • Understand the effect of deficiency or excess of vitamins or minerals in skin disease




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Wound Management & Surgery
18-12-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Overview of wounds and wound healing (Dressings / topical treatment options)
  • Medical and surgical management of wounds 
  • Anal sacs surgery 
  • Principles of ear surgery (which techniques and when)
  • Pedal surgery (e.g  podoplasty,  surgery of the digital pads)




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Pharmacy & Therapeutics
19-12-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have a working understanding of the following regulations: Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013, Medicines Act 1968, Medicines Regulations 2012, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2012, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Be familiar with storage, dispensing and labelling of medicines
  • Have knowledge of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Understand the Prescribing Cascade, off license use, importation of medication and certification
  • Have an understanding of the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of common therapeutic agents (anti-inflammatories, anti-microbials and anti-parasitics) used in the management of skin disease
  • Have knowledge of the use of topical, enteral and parenteral medications
  • Appreciate the importance of owner compliance and support for long term skin conditions
  • Discuss the role of the veterinary nurse in dermatology consultations





Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Emergency Medicine


Neurological and Neuro-Toxicological Emergencies
14-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a neurological examination
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and apply them to individual cases, including radiography and CSF analysis
  • Understand how to manage common neurological emergencies
  • Appreciate the fundamentals of neurosurgery
  • Recall the common toxicities such as insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides,herbicides, household preparations and plants
  • Diagnose, treat and assess the prognosis of patients presented with the common poisonings



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Ophthalmological Emergencies
15-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a practical ophthalmological examination
  • Recognise normal features and variants
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations including the red eye, ocular pain, ocular discharge and blindness
  • Understand the medical and surgical management of common ocular conditions including corneal ulceration, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Understand ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • Select current ocular medications and have an understanding of therapeutics



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Renal, Urinary Tract, Reproductive and Paediatric Emergencies
15-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Apply diagnostic techniques including laboratory investigations and imaging to these cases
  • Investigate and manage common renal and urinary tract emergencies
  • Understand the principles of renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral surgery
  • Formulate an approach to cystocentesis and the placing and maintenance of urinary catheters and appreciate their limitations
  • Understand normal reproductive physiology and function and the physiology of conversion from foetal to neonatal circulation
  • Appreciate the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and paediatric emergencies
  • Plan a diagnostic approach to these cases and manage common conditions



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
16-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Detail the common metabolic conditions requiring urgent or emergency therapy
  • Understand the impact of metabolic disturbances on the patient’s major body systems 
  • Devise an approach to the diagnosis and management of common diseases including hypoadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus 
  • Understand key diagnostic tests and their application
  • Appreciate the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Emergencies in Rabbits, Rodents and Cage Birds
14-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Interpret the practical findings of a physical examination
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations of emergency conditions
  • Manage common emergency conditions
  • Approach the anaesthesia and analgesia of these species in emergency situations



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

The Initial Approach to the Emergency Patient
31-01-2018 - Swindon

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The aim of this module is to become familiar with the initial approach to the emergency patient and how to maximise success. The effective performance of a primary survey and prioritisation will be discussed followed by the secondary survey with a particular focus on the respiratory system. The relative value of different catheter types and vascular access and various types of monitoring and laboratory assessment will be evaluated. Some of the concerns regarding nosocomial and zoonotic infection in our veterinary patients will be discussed before finally applying the principles we have learned to clinical scenarios. This module will set the scene for later modules that will build and expand on specific areas of emergency medicine. Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the administrative, legal and ethical issues involving the critically ill patient 
  • Appreciate triage systems and detail a suitable initial patient assessment
  • Explain emergency vascular access techniques including jugular and intra-osseous routes
  • Understand pain management, stabilisation and monitoring
  • Explain health and safety concerns and precautions including managing a situation involving potential zoonoses
  • Appreciate infectious diseases and preventative healthcare

    Reference sources or notes for the additional learning objectives on the recumbent patient will be provided




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Laboratory Diagnosis, Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine
01-02-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand sampling techniques, processing, storage and data recording
  • Apply knowledge to using the microscope to examine blood smears, urinary sediment and basic cytology and be able to diagnose common acute and chronic conditions seen in general practice 
  • Assess haemostasis
  • Interpret clinical laboratory medicine information including haematology, biochemistry, electrolyte and arterial and blood gas analyses
  • Understand when transfusion should be considered and appreciate that there are no ‘magic’ numbers
  • Select appropriate blood products and protocols to minimise adverse outcomes
  • Manage common conditions leading to haematological abnormalities requiring transfusion



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Initial Approach to the Emergency Patient
06-03-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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The aim of this module is to become familiar with the initial approach to the emergency patient and how to maximise success. The effective performance of a primary survey and prioritisation will be discussed followed by the secondary survey with a particular focus on the respiratory system. The relative value of different catheter types and vascular access and various types of monitoring and laboratory assessment will be evaluated. Some of the concerns regarding nosocomial and zoonotic infection in our veterinary patients will be discussed before finally applying the principles we have learned to clinical scenarios. This module will set the scene for later modules that will build and expand on specific areas of emergency medicine. Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the administrative, legal and ethical issues involving the critically ill patient 
  • Appreciate triage systems and detail a suitable initial patient assessment
  • Explain emergency vascular access techniques including jugular and intra-osseous routes
  • Understand pain management, stabilisation and monitoring
  • Explain health and safety concerns and precautions including managing a situation involving potential zoonoses
  • Appreciate infectious diseases and preventative healthcare

    Reference sources or notes for the additional learning objectives on the recumbent patient will be provided




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Laboratory Diagnosis, Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine
07-03-2018 - Sheffield - classroom 2

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand sampling techniques, processing, storage and data recording
  • Apply knowledge to using the microscope to examine blood smears, urinary sediment and basic cytology and be able to diagnose common acute and chronic conditions seen in general practice 
  • Assess haemostasis
  • Interpret clinical laboratory medicine information including haematology, biochemistry, electrolyte and arterial and blood gas analyses
  • Understand when transfusion should be considered and appreciate that there are no ‘magic’ numbers
  • Select appropriate blood products and protocols to minimise adverse outcomes
  • Manage common conditions leading to haematological abnormalities requiring transfusion



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Supporting the Emergency Patient
26-03-2018 - Swindon

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There are many different emergencies that can present to us in practice but each and every one of these patients needs triage and stabilisation to enable us to safely manage their underlying disease. This module aims to help practitioners to develop a measured approach to fluid therapy and management of circulatory shock. Specific techniques for venous access, including central line placement, will also be discussed. Blood gas analysis can be a daunting and bewildering task but our discussion surrounding acid-base disturbance will focus on providing a simplified approach to enable you to rapidly assess cases without over-complicating matters.  Finally we will consider how to spot patients in need of nutritional support and how to provide this in the different clinical situations we might face. 
Key learning objectives:
  • Assess, recognise and treat shock
  • Appreciate the indications for the different types of fluid therapy with their advantages and disadvantages and the need for electrolyte supplementation.
  • Review techniques for venous access : sites, catheter placement, preparations and complications including advanced techniques and intraosseous techniques 
  • Have a general understanding of acid-base balance and its treatment
  • Explain the need to monitor for complications during treatment and to record central venous pressure
  • Appreciate the importance of acute malnutrition
  • Formulate a plan to provide enteral, total parenteral and partial parenteral nutrition




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Sedation and Therapeutics
30-04-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Emergency patients very often require anaesthesia or sedation and analgesia to proceed with diagnostic tests or the treatment of their conditions. Due to the severity of their condition administering anaesthesia can be challenging. This module will provide detailed information about safe anaesthetic and analgesic options available to minimise the anaesthetic risk for the emergency patient. The potential interactions between commonly used anaesthetic and analgesic drugs and therapeutic drugs used for the emergency patient will be explored. By the end of this course the practitioner will have a good understanding of the safest approach to anaesthetise, sedate and provide analgesia to the critical patient. Key learning objectives:
  • Detail an approach to patient stabilisation prior to anaesthesia
  • Select appropriate parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes and appreciate their relative advantages and disadvantages. Sedation versus anaesthesia
  • Have an understanding of anaesthetic equipment and monitoring techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the selection of NSAIDs, opioids, local anaesthetic and topical treatment options for the emergency patient
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of commonly used therapeutic agents including anti-microbials and anti-parasiticides in addition to anaesthetics and anti – inflammatories in the emergency patient
  • Understand the use of neuromuscular blockers





Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Neurological and Neuro-Toxicological Emergencies
01-05-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a neurological examination
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and apply them to individual cases, including radiography and CSF analysis
  • Understand how to manage common neurological emergencies
  • Appreciate the fundamentals of neurosurgery
  • Recall the common toxicities such as insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides,herbicides, household preparations and plants
  • Diagnose, treat and assess the prognosis of patients presented with the common poisonings



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Principles of Surgery and the Approach to Trauma and Wound Management
16-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Stabilise a patient prior to surgery, plan surgery and manage complications
  • Appreciate the indications for immediate surgical intervention
  • Understand surgical asepsis, theatre protocol and the rational use of anti-microbials in surgical patients
  • Approach the acute management of haemostasis, abdominal trauma, brain and/or spinal trauma and respiratory trauma
  • Approach external soft tissue wounds, myocardial injury and musculoskeletal trauma



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Gastrointestinal Emergencies
17-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Approach the acute abdomen
  • Understand the common emergency conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and pancreas
  • Formulate a diagnostic plan, including the use of imaging modalities, and effective monitoring strategies for these cases
  • Understand appropriate surgical intervention



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Cardiovascular Emergencies & CPCR Details
25-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the cardiovascular assessment and management of patients presented with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques including ECGs, radiographs, echocardiographs and laboratory data
  • Diagnose and manage acute canine congestive heart failure, feline cardiomyopathy and aortic thromboembolism
  • Diagnose and manage pericardial disease and understand how to perform pericardiocentesis
  • Diagnose and manage cardiac arrhythmias 
  • Consider the predisposing factors likely to result in cardiac arrest, how this changes the approach to CPCR and determining prognosis following CPCR
  • Understand the various components of CPCR (DABC) and their various importance



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Respiratory Tract Emergencies
26-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the general approach to dyspnoea
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques for respiratory patients including auscultation, radiography, endoscopy and arterial blood gas analysis to localise the underlying cause
  • Appreciate the methods of oxygen delivery and be able to monitor the efficacy of treatment
  • Understand the problems associated with oxygen delivery
  • Explain the techniques available for drainage of the pleural cavity



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Renal, Urinary Tract, Reproductive and Paediatric Emergencies
02-07-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Apply diagnostic techniques including laboratory investigations and imaging to these cases
  • Investigate and manage common renal and urinary tract emergencies
  • Understand the principles of renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral surgery
  • Formulate an approach to cystocentesis and the placing and maintenance of urinary catheters and appreciate their limitations
  • Understand normal reproductive physiology and function and the physiology of conversion from foetal to neonatal circulation
  • Appreciate the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and paediatric emergencies
  • Plan a diagnostic approach to these cases and manage common conditions



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Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
03-07-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Detail the common metabolic conditions requiring urgent or emergency therapy
  • Understand the impact of metabolic disturbances on the patient’s major body systems 
  • Devise an approach to the diagnosis and management of common diseases including hypoadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus 
  • Understand key diagnostic tests and their application
  • Appreciate the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Neurological and Neuro-Toxicological Emergencies Details
29-08-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a neurological examination
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and apply them to individual cases, including radiography and CSF analysis
  • Understand how to manage common neurological emergencies
  • Appreciate the fundamentals of neurosurgery
  • Recall the common toxicities such as insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides,herbicides, household preparations and plants
  • Diagnose, treat and assess the prognosis of patients presented with the common poisonings



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Ophthalmological Emergencies
30-08-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a practical ophthalmological examination
  • Recognise normal features and variants
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations including the red eye, ocular pain, ocular discharge and blindness
  • Understand the medical and surgical management of common ocular conditions including corneal ulceration, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Understand ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • Select current ocular medications and have an understanding of therapeutics



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Supporting the Emergency Patient
03-09-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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There are many different emergencies that can present to us in practice but each and every one of these patients needs triage and stabilisation to enable us to safely manage their underlying disease. This module aims to help practitioners to develop a measured approach to fluid therapy and management of circulatory shock. Specific techniques for venous access, including central line placement, will also be discussed. Blood gas analysis can be a daunting and bewildering task but our discussion surrounding acid-base disturbance will focus on providing a simplified approach to enable you to rapidly assess cases without over-complicating matters.  Finally we will consider how to spot patients in need of nutritional support and how to provide this in the different clinical situations we might face. 
Key learning objectives:
  • Assess, recognise and treat shock
  • Appreciate the indications for the different types of fluid therapy with their advantages and disadvantages and the need for electrolyte supplementation.
  • Review techniques for venous access : sites, catheter placement, preparations and complications including advanced techniques and intraosseous techniques 
  • Have a general understanding of acid-base balance and its treatment
  • Explain the need to monitor for complications during treatment and to record central venous pressure
  • Appreciate the importance of acute malnutrition
  • Formulate a plan to provide enteral, total parenteral and partial parenteral nutrition




Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Respiratory Tract Emergencies
04-09-2018 - Sheffield

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the general approach to dyspnoea
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques for respiratory patients including auscultation, radiography, endoscopy and arterial blood gas analysis to localise the underlying cause
  • Appreciate the methods of oxygen delivery and be able to monitor the efficacy of treatment
  • Understand the problems associated with oxygen delivery
  • Explain the techniques available for drainage of the pleural cavity



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Emergencies in Rabbits, Rodents and Cage Birds
18-10-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Interpret the practical findings of a physical examination
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations of emergency conditions
  • Manage common emergency conditions
  • Approach the anaesthesia and analgesia of these species in emergency situations



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Ophthalmological Emergencies
19-10-2018 - Sheffield

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform a practical ophthalmological examination
  • Recognise normal features and variants
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations including the red eye, ocular pain, ocular discharge and blindness
  • Understand the medical and surgical management of common ocular conditions including corneal ulceration, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Understand ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • Select current ocular medications and have an understanding of therapeutics



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Renal, Urinary Tract, Reproductive and Paediatric Emergencies
07-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Apply diagnostic techniques including laboratory investigations and imaging to these cases
  • Investigate and manage common renal and urinary tract emergencies
  • Understand the principles of renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral surgery
  • Formulate an approach to cystocentesis and the placing and maintenance of urinary catheters and appreciate their limitations
  • Understand normal reproductive physiology and function and the physiology of conversion from foetal to neonatal circulation
  • Appreciate the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and paediatric emergencies
  • Plan a diagnostic approach to these cases and manage common conditions



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
08-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Detail the common metabolic conditions requiring urgent or emergency therapy
  • Understand the impact of metabolic disturbances on the patient’s major body systems 
  • Devise an approach to the diagnosis and management of common diseases including hypoadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus 
  • Understand key diagnostic tests and their application
  • Appreciate the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Principles of Surgery and the Approach to Trauma and Wound Management
03-12-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Stabilise a patient prior to surgery, plan surgery and manage complications
  • Appreciate the indications for immediate surgical intervention
  • Understand surgical asepsis, theatre protocol and the rational use of anti-microbials in surgical patients
  • Approach the acute management of haemostasis, abdominal trauma, brain and/or spinal trauma and respiratory trauma
  • Approach external soft tissue wounds, myocardial injury and musculoskeletal trauma



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Gastrointestinal Emergencies
04-12-2018 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Approach the acute abdomen
  • Understand the common emergency conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and pancreas
  • Formulate a diagnostic plan, including the use of imaging modalities, and effective monitoring strategies for these cases
  • Understand appropriate surgical intervention



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Emergencies in Rabbits, Rodents and Cage Birds
12-12-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Interpret the practical findings of a physical examination
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations of emergency conditions
  • Manage common emergency conditions
  • Approach the anaesthesia and analgesia of these species in emergency situations



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Cardiovascular Emergencies & CPCR
14-01-2019 - Sheffield - classroom

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the cardiovascular assessment and management of patients presented with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques including ECGs, radiographs, echocardiographs and laboratory data
  • Diagnose and manage acute canine congestive heart failure, feline cardiomyopathy and aortic thromboembolism
  • Diagnose and manage pericardial disease and understand how to perform pericardiocentesis
  • Diagnose and manage cardiac arrhythmias 
  • Consider the predisposing factors likely to result in cardiac arrest, how this changes the approach to CPCR and determining prognosis following CPCR
  • Understand the various components of CPCR (DABC) and their various importance



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Endoscopy


Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
08-11-2017 to 09-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Equipment required for laparoscopy
  • Instrument handling techniques
  • Basic laparoscopic principles
  • Principles of electrosurgery and haemostasis
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy
  • Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy





Price: £1290.00 plus VAT


Equine


Equine - Emergency and Critical Care
21-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Show the ability to prioritise appropriately in the diagnosis and treatment of horses with acute trauma
  • Describe the therapeutic treatment possibilities concerning acute muscle trauma, wound treatment, techniques for the immobilisation of fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Show the ability to perform basic interpretation of acid-base, blood gas and serum electrolyte analyses
  • Blood and plasma transfusions





Price: £496.00 plus VAT

Equine - Applied Nutrition
22-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nutritional requirements of horses depending on their life stage, physiological stage and activity level
  • Be able to perform basic calculations of nutritional requirements
  • Be familiar with aspects of clinical nutrition for the management of diseases such as exertional rhabdomyolysis and insulin dysregulation
Self study prior to this module is essential to ensure adequate knowledge of equine digestion.



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Equine Sedation, Analgesia, Intra-Venous Access
23-01-2018 - Swindon

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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different pain management possibilities in horses and their advantages and disadvantages including NSAIDS and opiates
  • Describe protocols and techniques for sedation at the practice and in the field
  • Make appropriate choices of site and type of intra-venous catheter
  • Ability to appropriately prevent, identify and manage cases of thrombophlebitis




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Equine Infectious Diseases and Preventative Healthcare
24-01-2018 - Swindon

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  • Show understanding of the clinical pathology of the major bacterial and viral diseases affecting horses in the UK and identify those that are Notifiable and have zoonotic potential
  • Show understanding of how vaccinations work and how to choose vaccination type
  • Be able to determine a vaccination protocol for horses at different stages of their life and those in competition
  • Demonstrate understanding of the life-cycles of equine gastrointestinal parasites, how the different classes of anthelmintic work, how resistance develops and can be identified
  • Be able to formulate a targeted parasite control programme for individuals and groups in different circumstances



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Equine Abdomen I
21-03-2018 - Swindon

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  • Describe the clinical examination of a horse presenting with an acute abdomen including relevant diagnostic procedures such as paracentesis, laboratory evaluation and rectal palpation and be able to interpret findings
  • Show understanding the pathophysiological basis of the acute abdomen 
  • Describe the medical treatment of appropriate cases of acute abdomen and the decision making process for surgical intervention
  • Discuss additional diagnostic techniques which may be required, including a basic knowledge of abdominal ultrasonography
This module includes a hands-on ultrasonography session.


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Equine Abdomen II
22-03-2018 - Swindon

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  • Formulate an appropriate plan for  investigation of a case of weight loss
  • Show understanding of EGUS-Syndrome, how to identify cases, treatment and management options and interpretation of findings
  • Be able to formulate an appropriate plan to investigate, treat, manage and where possible prevent, cases of acute and chronic diarrhoea



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Equine Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
23-05-2018 - Swindon

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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main endocrine (pituitary, thyroid, reproductive) diseases affecting horses and their diagnostic protocols and treatment, with a focus on Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction
  • Show a basic understanding of calcium metabolism and the impact of general illnesses (such as sepsis and ileus) including the debates over calcium supplementation
  • Show understanding of the known aetiopathogenesis of Equine Metabolic Syndrome and insulin dysregulation, the process of diagnosis and management and the treatment options (for dietary management, see Nutrition module)
  • Be able to identify cases at risk of developing hyperlipaemia, diagnose the condition where already present, and provide appropriate treatment



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Equine Laboratory Diagnostics and Clinical Pathology
24-07-2018 - Swindon

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  • Describe the collection, handling and storage of diagnostic samples and identify factors which may affect the results
  • Describe the different sampling requirements for the diagnosis of common equine illnesses
  • Be able to interpret the common haematological and biochemical changes seen in equine blood samples
  • Describe the investigative approach to anaemia, and to abnormal haemostasis




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Equine Cytology
25-07-2018 - Swindon

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  • Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of cytologic sample collection, storage and preparation
  • The principles of routine cytologic sample examination
  • The different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage sample
  • Pathologic principles used to formulate a cytologic diagnosis




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Equine Respiratory System
25-09-2018 - Swindon

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  • Show familiarity with the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the lower and upper respiratory tract
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equine respiratory viruses, sinus disease, GP disease, pharyngeal and laryngeal diseases, equine asthma (RAO and IAD), pneumonia and pleural effusion
  • Show understanding of how and when to perform bronchoalveolar lavage, transendoscopic and transtracheal wash and thoracic radiography
  • Be able to apply a problem orientated approach to horses presenting with nasal discharge, epistaxis, coughing and respiratory distress



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Equine Cardiovascular System
26-09-2018 - Swindon

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  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomical, physiological, immunological and pathological processes involved in cardiovascular disease
  • Be able to perform a clinical examination and auscultation correctly
  • Show understanding of the basics of the application and interpretation of ECGs and echocardiography
  • Apply a problem orientated approach in horses presenting with cardiac murmurs, arrhythmias, collapse, haemorrhage and peripheral oedema and understand the management and treatment options available



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Equine - Sports Medicine
20-11-2018 - Swindon

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  • Identify the most common causes of poor performance in the horse
  • Be able to apply a problem orientated approach to horses presenting with poor performance and/or respiratory noise
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles of resting and exercising endoscopy
  • Identify when to perform exercising electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of cardiac disease in poor performance
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and advise on cases of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage (also see respiratory module)
  • Be able to identify, treat and advise on cases of exertional rhabdomyolysis (nutritional management covered in nutrition module)



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Equine Neurology
21-11-2018 - Swindon

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the neurological examination and lesion localisation 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common focal, multi-focal and diffuse diseases affecting the central and peripheral nervous system 
  • Apply a problem orientated approach to horses presenting with ataxia, seizures, sleep disorders and collapse 
  • Show understanding of the clinical signs, treatment and prevention of tetanus and botulism 
  • Be able to approach a case of trigeminal – mediated head shaking
  • Demonstrate understanding of when to apply diagnostic aids such as radiology, myelography, MRI/CT
  • Demonstrate knowledge of neuromuscular and primary muscle disorders including diagnosis and management



Price: £496.00 plus VAT


Exotic Animals


Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Ferrets and Fish
11-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Diagnose and treat ectoparasitic, bacterial, fungal, viral and neoplastic skin disease in ferrets
  • Diagnose and treat diseases affecting the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems in ferrets
  • Understand infectious diseases in ferrets such as distemper, tuberculosis, Aleutian disease and human influenza
  • Assess disease patterns, environmental factors and fish husbandry and apply these to quarantine and disease prevention strategies
  • Perform clinical examinations and have a knowledge of anaesthesia, medication and therapeutics with respect to fish 
  • Diagnose and treat common skin diseases, ocular disorders, respiratory and internal disease and have an understanding of the principles of fish surgery



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Unusual Mammalian Pets, Amphibians and Invertebrates
12-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • The husbandry and diseases of small pet marsupials such as sugar gliders, wallabies and opossums
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of pet skunks
  • The husbandry and diseases of Procyonids such as the raccoon and kinkajou
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of Herpestids such as the dwarf mongoose and meerkat
  • The husbandry and conditions affecting pet amphibians
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of invertebrates



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Reptile Medicine and Surgery
23-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Formulate an approach to the sick reptile including post hibernation anorexia and hypocalcaemic collapse 
  • Diagnose and treat dermatological conditions including dysecdysis, scale rot and abscesses and metabolic, nutritional and infectious bone and shell disorders
  • Diagnose and treat common gastroenterological disorders including mouth rot, vomiting and regurgitation and liver disease 
  • Approach respiratory and cardiovascular disease including pneumonia and lungworm
  • Investigate respiratory tract and reproductive disease
  • Understand the common infectious diseases of reptiles



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Wildlife Medicine and Surgery
24-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Explain the legislation relating to wild animals and welfare 
  • Formulate an approach to the restraint, anaesthesia and trauma management of wild birds and mammals
  • Diagnose and manage common disorders of UK native wildlife
  • Approach rehabilitation of wildlife
  • Understand the zoonotic diseases which affect wildlife in the UK



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Primates
11-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Diagnose, treat and prevent ectoparasitic, bacterial, viral, fungal and neoplastic skin diseases 
  • Understand gastrointestinal disease including bacterial gastroenteritis, gastric dilation, diarrhoea and dental caries 
  • Appreciate diseases affecting the cardio-respiratory system
  • Understand metabolic/ nutritional bone disease, musculoskeletal and neurological disease, arthritis and limb fractures 
  • Investigate and treat infectious diseases 
  • Diagnose and treat diseases of the urogenital tract including endometrial, ovarian and mammary disease



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Zoo Animal Medicine
12-12-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Explain modern zoo legislation and management including Zoo Licensing Act 1981 and Balai regulations 92/65 as subsequently amended
  • Approach the routine health-care management and common disease problems of zoo animals
  • Restrain zoo animals
  • Understand drug delivery systems, immobilisation and anaesthetic regimes



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Exotic Animal Clinical Pathology
15-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand how to collect diagnostic samples including sampling sites and blood volumes, faecal, urine and bone marrow samples 
  • Interpret haematological profiles based on knowledge of normal values and the changes which occur in disease processes
  • Interpret biochemical profiles based on knowledge of normal values and the changes which occur in disease processes 
  • Evaluate bone marrow samples
  • Understand how to collect and evaluate cytological samples
  • Appreciate microbiological investigation of exotic animals



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Therapeutics and Immunisation
16-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Explain how various legislation relates to the pharmacy and have a knowledge of the Medicines Act 1968, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the COSHH regulations 2002 
  • Understand the correct storage, dispensing and labelling of medicines
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of common therapeutic agents including anaesthetics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics, anti- microbials and anti-parasitics. 
  • Immunisation of exotic patients
  • Delivery of drugs to exotic pets and zoo animals



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Principles of Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
12-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Identify the type of fluid replacement required
  • Calculate fluid requirements 
  • Appreciate different administration techniques and cannulation techniques
  • Select appropriate agents for the restraint, pre-medication, induction and maintenance of anaesthesia
  • Monitor anaesthesia 
  • Apply knowledge of emergency and resuscitation techniques in anaesthesia to clinical situations if required
  • Understand the basic principles of emergency and critical care medicine of exotic pets



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Diagnostic Imaging
13-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Appreciate the value of imaging techniques in mammals, reptiles and avian species including:
    • Radiography and radiology of soft tissues and the skeleton
    • Contrast media techniques
    • Ultrasonography and echocardiography
    • Principles of endoscopy including the respiratory, gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts




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Current Concepts in Surgery
14-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand basic surgical techniques, surgical neutering and coelomic surgery
  • Use knowledge gained to implant microchips
  • Apply knowledge gained to performing various oesophagostomy techniques
  • Understand how to repair shell and beak defects
  • Explain the use of radiosurgery in exotics
  • Approach the orthopaedic patient and understand the common fracture types in different species, the principles of internal and external fracture repair and muscle tendon adhesions




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Avian Medicine and Surgery
15-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Investigate and treat gastro-intestinal diseases 
  • Investigate and treat diseases of the upper and lower airways including the nares, sinuses, and infections such as Chlamydophilosis and Aspergillosis
  • Approach beak and feather disease and feather plucking
  • Understand urogenital tract disease including excessive egg laying, egg binding, cloacal disease and orchitis 
  • Manage trauma cases including fractures



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Common Diseases of Mice, Rats, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Degus and Gerbils
16-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common skin diseases including ectoparasitic, bacterial, viral, fungal and endocrine disorders
  • Understand diseases affecting the gastro-intestinal tract including Tyzzer’s disease, wet tail, dental malocclusions and coccidiosis 
  • Approach the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders
  • Approach the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine conditions 
  • Understand the diseases which affect the reproductive and urinary tracts
  • Appreciate conditions which affect the CNS 
  • Understand sebaceous gland dermatitis, reproductive and adrenal gland disease affecting the skin and behavioural induced skin disease in gerbils
  • Legislation concerning the care and use of relevant laboratory animals



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Common Diseases of Rabbits
17-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Diagnose and treat dermatological diseases
  • Investigate and treat gastrointestinal diseases including motility disturbances, mucoid enteropathy and diarrhoea
  • Formulate a treatment plan for dental disease including overgrown teeth and traumatic injuries to teeth, treatment of abscesses and caries
  • Diagnose and treat respiratory tract disease including Pasteurellosis 
  • Understand conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems including vestibular disease
  • Investigate and treat reproductive and urinary tract diseases 
  • Describe common infectious diseases such as E cuniculi, myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease



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Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Ferrets and Fish
10-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Diagnose and treat ectoparasitic, bacterial, fungal, viral and neoplastic skin disease in ferrets
  • Diagnose and treat diseases affecting the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems in ferrets
  • Understand infectious diseases in ferrets such as distemper, tuberculosis, Aleutian disease and human influenza
  • Assess disease patterns, environmental factors and fish husbandry and apply these to quarantine and disease prevention strategies
  • Perform clinical examinations and have a knowledge of anaesthesia, medication and therapeutics with respect to fish 
  • Diagnose and treat common skin diseases, ocular disorders, respiratory and internal disease and have an understanding of the principles of fish surgery



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Biology, Nutrition, Husbandry and Diseases of Unusual Mammalian Pets, Amphibians and Invertebrates
11-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • The husbandry and diseases of small pet marsupials such as sugar gliders, wallabies and opossums
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of pet skunks
  • The husbandry and diseases of Procyonids such as the raccoon and kinkajou
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of Herpestids such as the dwarf mongoose and meerkat
  • The husbandry and conditions affecting pet amphibians
  • Understand the husbandry and diseases of invertebrates



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Reptile Medicine and Surgery
12-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Formulate an approach to the sick reptile including post hibernation anorexia and hypocalcaemic collapse 
  • Diagnose and treat dermatological conditions including dysecdysis, scale rot and abscesses and metabolic, nutritional and infectious bone and shell disorders
  • Diagnose and treat common gastroenterological disorders including mouth rot, vomiting and regurgitation and liver disease 
  • Approach respiratory and cardiovascular disease including pneumonia and lungworm
  • Investigate respiratory tract and reproductive disease
  • Understand the common infectious diseases of reptiles



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Feline


Feline Behaviour
13-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand normal cat behaviour
  • Understand the clinical causes of feline behavioural problems
  • Formulate an approach to common problems such as inappropriate toiletting, spraying, aggression and compulsive disorders
  • Understand and apply strategies for improving core territory security
  • Have a good knowledge of the principal behavioural modifying drugs, their use and potential side effects



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Musculoskeletal Disease
14-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform an orthopaedic examination and be familiar with the presentation of osteoarthritis in the cat 
  • Understand the value of radiography, synoviocentesis, muscle and nerve biopsies
  • Describe the common myopathies including their presentation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Apply first aid techniques to fracture patients 
  • Explain the principles of orthopaedic surgery and the approach to the repair of common fractures 



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Ophthalmology
25-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal feline eye and use readily available diagnostic equipment and disposables in feline ophthalmic cases
  • Recognise those ophthalmic conditions which are unique to the cat or are particularly important in this species
  • Perform common surgical procedures pertinent to feline ophthalmology
  • Approach the medical management of ophthalmic patients
  • Know when to refer a patient



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Anaesthesia and Surgical Principles
26-10-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand a range of parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics of different anaesthetics and monitoring techniques available 
  • Apply knowledge gained to surgical asepsis and theatre protocol
  • Rationally utilise antibiotics in surgical patients
  • Be familiar with suture materials and patterns, surgical instruments and tissue handling
  • Plan surgery, apply haemostatic techniques and manage crises
  • Approach the management and reconstruction of wounds



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Neurology
27-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the clinical signs associated with neurological disease
  • Perform a neurological assessment and understand what the tests evaluate and their interpretation
  • Understand how to localise lesions and the value this provides to the clinician 
  • Plan a neurological investigation and understand the major feline neurological diseases on the basis of localisation
  • Approach abnormalities including seizures, spinal cord and cranial nerve abnormalities and peripheral neurological diseases



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Oncology, Lymphatic and Haematopoietic Disease
28-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the clinical relevance of tumour biology and be able to discuss
    the most common neoplasms of the major organ systems
  • Evaluate the evidence base to make rational treatment decisions for feline cancer patients
  • Understand the importance of biopsy and staging in therapy decision making, counselling and support
  • Explain the function of bone marrow and the differential diagnosis of anaemia, haematopoietic disease and coagulopathies



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Feline Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis
08-02-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Have a thorough knowledge of sampling techniques, the limitations of technology and equipment and the factors that can generate artefacts or abnormalities
  • Interpret results and propose further investigations
  • Understand the methodology involved in the generation of haematology, biochemistry and cytology profiles
  • Have an awareness of the various diagnostic tests for endocrine and infectious diseases ( viral, parasitic- including heartworm- and bacterial) the techniques used and their interpretation
  • Recall the cytology of haemic and non-haemic cell populations, both reactive and neoplastic, and have the ability to trace or plot maturation and degeneration pathways in blood, fluid and tissue smears



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Critical Care and Emergency Case Management
09-02-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform triage, assess patients and prioritise cases
  • Undertake emergency monitoring and stabilisation
  • Understand the effects, clinical signs and treatment for common toxicities including insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides, herbicides household preparations and plants
  • Be familiar with critical therapeutics including fluid and electrolyte therapy, transfusion medicine cardiovascular and respiratory support, analgesia and CPR



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Urinary Tract
01-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the causes of renal dysfunction, the presentation and diagnostic tests utilised in cats with clinical signs of renal disease (including acute/ chronic renal insufficiency, glomerular disease, neoplasia and inherited diseases)
  • Understand the causes and emergency treatment of acute renal failure
  • Explain the pathophysiology of renal dysfunction and the importance/ significance of hyperphosphataemia, anaemia, proteinuria and hypertension 
  • Apply knowledge of the International Renal Interest Society staging scheme for chronic renal disease to patient prognosis
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the available treatments for CRI including phosphate binders, ACE inhibitors and dietary modification
  • Recall the neuroanatomy of the lower urinary tract and the differentiation of upper motor neuron/ lower motor neuron defects
  • Approach diseases of the lower urinary tract including iFLUTD, urolithiasis, urinary tract infections and neoplasia and understand their differentiation, risk factors, treatment and dietary management



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Dermatology
02-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis, investigation plan (including laboratory investigations) for common dermatological presentations including alopecia, pruritus, infectious and auto-immune conditions, allergic skin disease and neoplasia
  • Have knowledge of treatment strategies for common dermatological presentations including alopecia, pruritus, infectious and auto-immune conditions, allergic skin disease and neoplasia
  • Be aware of and be able to recognise dermatological manifestations of systemic disease



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Cardiology
26-04-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Recognise the importance of a detailed history and clinical examination of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the diagnosis of cardiopulmonary diseases
  • Understand the common causes of heart disease in cats
  • Understand the central importance of blood pressure in the pathophysiology of cardiac disease in cats and know how to discriminate the causes of hypertension in this species
  • Recognise the crucial role of high quality imaging modalities (especially ultrasonography and radiology) in the differential diagnosis of feline cardiopulmonary diseases



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Respiratory Medicine
27-04-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Approach the common presentations of respiratory disease including nasal discharge, epistaxis, coughing, stertor, stridor, sneezing and reverse sneezing
  • Diagnose and treat upper respiratory tract diseases, both acute (infectious) and chronic (inflammatory or infectious or neoplastic in origin)
  • Formulate an approach to allergic lower respiratory tract disease including differential diagnoses, investigation and treatment of allergic airway disease, parasitic disease and pulmonary fibrosis
  • Understand pleural space disease including differential diagnoses, investigation and therapeutics



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Liver, Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Tract
31-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Know how to investigate and manage common medical conditions affecting the feline oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver and pancreas
  • Describe the various tests used in the diagnosis of liver and pancreatic disease and the management options for the common hepatic medical disorders 
  • Approach the nutritional management of disorders of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Endocrinology
01-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Define the clinical signs of feline endocrine diseases and understand their pathogenesis – including hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, acromegaly, hyperaldosteronism and hyperadrenocorticism
  • Understand the principles of key diagnostic tests and their application for the above feline endocrine diseases 
  • Understand the management of common feline endocrine diseases and know how to approach complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar syndrome



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Infectious Diseases I
05-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand health and safety concerns and precautions relating to zoonoses
  • Understand the legislation and regulations relating to infectious diseases
  • Design and implement vaccination and preventative parasitic programmes 
  • Approach the pathophysiology, diagnosis and, where appropriate, treatment of common viral diseases including FeLV, FIV and FIP 
  • Diagnose and treat Haemoplasma infections



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Musculoskeletal Disease
06-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Perform an orthopaedic examination and be familiar with the presentation of osteoarthritis in the cat 
  • Understand the value of radiography, synoviocentesis, muscle and nerve biopsies
  • Describe the common myopathies including their presentation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Apply first aid techniques to fracture patients 
  • Explain the principles of orthopaedic surgery and the approach to the repair of common fractures 



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Behaviour
07-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand normal cat behaviour
  • Understand the clinical causes of feline behavioural problems
  • Formulate an approach to common problems such as inappropriate toiletting, spraying, aggression and compulsive disorders
  • Understand and apply strategies for improving core territory security
  • Have a good knowledge of the principal behavioural modifying drugs, their use and potential side effects



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Anaesthesia and Surgical Principles
18-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand a range of parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics of different anaesthetics and monitoring techniques available 
  • Apply knowledge gained to surgical asepsis and theatre protocol
  • Rationally utilise antibiotics in surgical patients
  • Be familiar with suture materials and patterns, surgical instruments and tissue handling
  • Plan surgery, apply haemostatic techniques and manage crises
  • Approach the management and reconstruction of wounds



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Ophthalmology
19-10-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal feline eye and use readily available diagnostic equipment and disposables in feline ophthalmic cases
  • Recognise those ophthalmic conditions which are unique to the cat or are particularly important in this species
  • Perform common surgical procedures pertinent to feline ophthalmology
  • Approach the medical management of ophthalmic patients
  • Know when to refer a patient



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Neurology
22-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the clinical signs associated with neurological disease
  • Perform a neurological assessment and understand what the tests evaluate and their interpretation
  • Understand how to localise lesions and the value this provides to the clinician 
  • Plan a neurological investigation and understand the major feline neurological diseases on the basis of localisation
  • Approach abnormalities including seizures, spinal cord and cranial nerve abnormalities and peripheral neurological diseases



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Feline Oncology, Lymphatic and Haematopoietic Disease
23-11-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the clinical relevance of tumour biology and be able to discuss
    the most common neoplasms of the major organ systems
  • Evaluate the evidence base to make rational treatment decisions for feline cancer patients
  • Understand the importance of biopsy and staging in therapy decision making, counselling and support
  • Explain the function of bone marrow and the differential diagnosis of anaemia, haematopoietic disease and coagulopathies



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Large Animals


Safe Cattle Handling
28-09-2017 - Sheffield

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At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Identify the key behaviour traits of cattle
  • Explain what might drive key behaviour traits (instinct, senses, learning)
  • Identify the key anti-predator responses in cattle and how they apply to a low stress handling  approach
  • List the features of good facility design (including crushes)Evaluate typical farm handling scenarios
  • Identify further sources of help and information



Price: £299.00 plus VAT


Ophthalmology


The Retina, Vitreous and Optic Nerve
18-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal anatomy of the retina, species differences in retinal vascular patterns and the pathological changes which can occur and their manifestation
  • Understand the process of chorioretinitis 
  • Appreciate both inherited and acquired retinopathies
  • Understand the anatomy of the vitreous, congenital and acquired conditions and different types of vitreal degeneration
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the normal optic nerve, explain congenital and acquired conditions of the optic nerve and understand the investigation of optic nerve disease



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Ocular Neoplasia and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease
19-09-2017 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Recognise primary and secondary ocular neoplasia and explain its management
  • Discuss the ocular manifestations of systemic disease including infectious, metabolic, nutritional, toxic immune mediated or vascular aetiologies 
  • Understand the work up for suspected systemic disease 
  • Appreciate treatment options for systemic disease in general practice



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Eyelid and Corneal Surgery
03-10-2017 to 04-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • The spectrum of congenital, developmental and conformation related disorders of the eyelids that require surgical correction
  • The aetiology, diagnosis and management of third eyelid conditions
  • Corneal anatomy, physiology and wound healing
  • The types of corneal repair and reconstruction, including direct suturing, conjunctival grafts and corneo-conjunctival transposition
  • The surgical procedures for use on the cornea, such as grid keratotomy, superficial keratectomy and removal of foreign bodies




Price: £1099.00 plus VAT

Ophthalmic Surgery - Practical Techniques
14-11-2017 - Swindon

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This is the first day of a two-day practical session, please see module 12 for additional objectives. 
The modules must be attended as a pair.Key Learning Objectives:
  • Recognise commonly used ophthalmic instruments and understand their use
  • Use loupes and understand operating microscopes for surgical magnification
  • Select appropriate suture material and needle designs 
  • Discuss pre and post- operative care of surgical patients and appropriate anaesthetic regimes 
  • Understand the basic surgical principles as they pertain to ophthalmic surgery







Price: £549.50 plus VAT

Inherited Ocular Disease and Case Based Discussion
27-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key Learning Objectives:
  • Understand inherited ocular disease, the principles of genetics and modes of inheritance and pedigree data analysis.
  • Appreciate different methods of reducing such disease including eye testing
    schemes and genetic testing
  • Explain the different conditions which affect different breeds of dog
  • Clinically recognise congenital inherited conditions encountered such as collie eye anomaly, congenital cataract, retinal dysplasia, goniodysgenesis and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
  • Clinically recognise non-congenital inherited conditions such as hereditary cataract, primary lens luxation, generalised progressive retinal atrophy and retinal pigment epithelial dystrophy 
  • Case based studies – you should be able to:
    • List differential diagnoses
    • Formulate investigation plans
    • Formulate treatment protocols for common ophthalmic problems



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Comparative Ophthalmology
28-11-2017 - Swindon

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Key Learning Objectives:
  • Approach the ophthalmic examination of the rabbit, bird and reptile
  • Have a basic understanding of the evolution of the eye 
  • Appreciate species differences in ocular anatomy
  • Be familiar with common diseases seen in rabbits, birds and reptiles 
  • Discuss the role of various species in ocular toxicology



Price: £429.00 plus VAT

Examination of the Eye
30-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Use diagnostic ophthalmic instruments including focal illumination, the direct ophthalmoscope, slit lamp biomicroscope and indirect ophthalmoscope to perform a confident ocular examination 
  • Undertake tonometry
  • Undertake gonioscopy
  • Understand more advanced and specialist techniques available for ophthalmic
    diagnosis including radiography, electroretinography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans
  • Understand diagnostic cytology, microbiology and biopsy sampling and appreciate the applications of the different methods of investigation
  • Describe a systematic approach to the investigation of ophthalmology cases including accurate record keeping



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye, Basic Embryology and Histology
31-01-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand basic ophthalmic embryology and post natal ocular development
  • Describe comprehensively the anatomy of the eye
  • Understand ocular physiology including the tear film, aqueous production, lens metabolism and retinal physiology
  • Appreciate the normal and pathological appearance of histological samples including the significance of abnormalities detected
  • Understand basic ocular immunology



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Ocular Therapeutics and Pharmacology
27-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the principles of medicating the eye
  • Understand topical and systemic drug administration
  • Explain vehicles and preparations for ophthalmic drug administration
  • Appreciate classes of drugs
  • Choose the correct drug for common ophthalmic condition



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Orbit and Globe, Eyelids and Nictitans Membranes
28-03-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe the anatomy and clinical conditions involving the orbit, globe, eyelids and nictitans membranes (third eyelids)
  • Understand the presenting signs of and differential diagnoses for congenital and acquired orbital disease
  • Understand the effect of facial conformation on globe and eyelid position and its associated effects
  • Appreciate breed predispositions and species differences
  • Understand the aetiopathogenesis of proptosis and its treatment options
  • Appreciate the different types of entropion and ectropion and their impact on ocular health 
  • Understand the aetiopathogenesis of nictitans membrane disorders



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Conjunctiva and Naso-lacrimal System: Writing a Case Report
12-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe the anatomy of the conjunctiva and understand the aetiopathogenesis of conjunctival disease and its treatment
  • Describe the nasolacrimal system and abnormalities that can affect it
  • Understand secretory and excretory components, normal lacrimation and the components of the pre-corneal tear film. Appreciate kerato-conjunctivitis sicca
  • Understand problems associated with nasolacrimal drainage
  • Appreciate the approach to writing a case report, including case selection, literature searches and accurate referencing



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Cornea, Sclera and Episclera
13-06-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe normal corneal anatomy
  • Understand normal corneal healing and factors which can affect it
  • Understand how the cornea responds to insults
  • Understand the different causes of corneal ulceration and its treatment
  • Explain non ulcerative corneal disease
  • Appreciate the anatomy of the episclera and sclera and understand the pathology which can affect these



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Uveal Tract and Lens
31-07-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Recognise congenital and acquired defects involving the uveal tract and describe the presenting signs of anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, panuveitis and the approach to diagnosis and treatment
  • Approach non neurological abnormalities of the pupil
  • Understand aqueous opacification
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the normal lens
  • Recognise lenticular disease and the range of congenital and acquired disease that can affect the lens and understand cataractogenesis.
  • Understand the approach to cataract surgery together with patient selection, aftercare and potential complications
  • Appreciate primary and secondary lens luxation



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology
01-08-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Describe the production and drainage of aqueous humour and the pathophysiology of the normotensive globe
  • Define glaucoma and understand the different types of primary and secondary glaucoma and species differences
  • Appreciate treatment options for glaucoma
  • Describe a logical approach to the investigation of neuro-ophthalmic problems and understand the relevant neurological pathways and the autonomic nerve supply
  • Recognise normal and abnormal nystagmus
  • Investigate and offer treatment options for blindness of central origin
  • Understand disorders of ocular motility



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

The Retina, Vitreous and Optic Nerve
18-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand the normal anatomy of the retina, species differences in retinal vascular patterns and the pathological changes which can occur and their manifestation
  • Understand the process of chorioretinitis 
  • Appreciate both inherited and acquired retinopathies
  • Understand the anatomy of the vitreous, congenital and acquired conditions and different types of vitreal degeneration
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the normal optic nerve, explain congenital and acquired conditions of the optic nerve and understand the investigation of optic nerve disease



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Ocular Neoplasia and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease
19-09-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Recognise primary and secondary ocular neoplasia and explain its management
  • Discuss the ocular manifestations of systemic disease including infectious, metabolic, nutritional, toxic immune mediated or vascular aetiologies 
  • Understand the work up for suspected systemic disease 
  • Appreciate treatment options for systemic disease in general practice



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


Orthopaedics


Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
22-08-2017 to 23-08-2017 - Swindon

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  • Relevant surgical anatomy and the sympathetic handling of tissues
  • Key surgical approaches to bones and joints
  • Fracture planning
  • Fracture repair using pins, plates, cerclage and tension band wires
  • The correct use of screws as lag, position and plate screws
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease and patellar luxation
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia




Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery
14-09-2017 to 15-09-2017 - Swindon

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  • When and how to perform arthrodesis of the carpal and tarsal joint using bone plates
  • Open reduction and surgical stabilisation of luxations of the shoulder, elbow, hip and stifle joint
  • Surgical options to treat elbow dysplasia (Subtotal coronoid osteotomy, screw fixation of UAP, proximal dynamic ulna osteotomy to treat elbow incongruity)




Price: £1290.00 plus VAT

Next Steps in Orthopaedic Surgery
26-10-2017 to 27-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • Fracture healing
  • Patient assessment and fracture planning
  • Indications for internal (pins, plates and screws) versus external fixation (linear frames)
  • How to fix common fractures of the forelimbs (scapula, humerus, radius/ulna, metacarpus) by internal and external fixation
  • Fix common fractures of the hindlimbs (pelvis, femur, tibia and tarsus) by internal and external fixation
  • Dealing with common complications of fracture repair




Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Canine Cruciate Disease & Patellar Luxation
28-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of MMP
  • Case selection for MMP
  • Ability to perform the MMP procedure
  • The aims of sulcoplasty
  • Treatment selection in patella luxation
  • Complete confidence to carry out RidgeStop™ procedure


Price: £675.00 plus VAT

SOP Locking Plate Systems
29-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Locking plate mechanics
  • Case selection
  • Methods of application and modes of failure
  • Review of extensive published literature
  • Wet lab and dry bone practicals using a variety of bones





Price: £675.00 plus VAT

TTA Rapid
01-12-2017 - Swindon

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  • The theory of how and why TTA Rapid works
  • The implants and instruments used for TTA Rapid
  • Perform the TTA Rapid technique including choosing the right cage
  • How to minimise complications





Price: £589.00 plus VAT


Practical - Surgery


Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
22-08-2017 to 23-08-2017 - Swindon

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  • Relevant surgical anatomy and the sympathetic handling of tissues
  • Key surgical approaches to bones and joints
  • Fracture planning
  • Fracture repair using pins, plates, cerclage and tension band wires
  • The correct use of screws as lag, position and plate screws
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease and patellar luxation
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia




Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery
14-09-2017 to 15-09-2017 - Swindon

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  • When and how to perform arthrodesis of the carpal and tarsal joint using bone plates
  • Open reduction and surgical stabilisation of luxations of the shoulder, elbow, hip and stifle joint
  • Surgical options to treat elbow dysplasia (Subtotal coronoid osteotomy, screw fixation of UAP, proximal dynamic ulna osteotomy to treat elbow incongruity)




Price: £1290.00 plus VAT

Neck and Laryngeal Surgery
28-09-2017 to 29-09-2017 - Swindon

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  • Revise more commonly carried out cervical procedures e.g. thyroidectomy
  • Practise more advanced procedures eg laryngeal tieback and surgery for cervical salivary mococele
  • Discuss dealing with oesophageal foreign bodies and stick injuries (oesophagotomy and oesophageal rupture)
  • Be confident with placing tracheostomy tubes and managing them
  • Know the main steps of performing a permanent tracheostomy
  • Know how to recognise the cervical lymphocenters and practice the excision of the major cervical lymph nodes
  • Discuss the appropriate indications for the surgical procedures discussed
  • Recognise the common complications associated with laryngeal neck surgery and how to avoid them



Price: £1095.00 plus VAT

Canine Reproduction
28-09-2017 to 29-09-2017 - Guide Dogs for the Blind - Warwickshire

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Day 1 Course Content:
  • Lecture - Endocrinology and physiology in the female
  • Practical - Measurement of progesterone
  • Lecture - Optimal time for mating
  • Practical - Vaginal cytology
  • Practical - Ultrasound of reproductive tract
  • Lecture - Pregnancy and parturition
  • Practical - Ultrasound of pregnancy
  • Lecture - Abnormalities in the female
Day 2 Course Content:
  • Lecture - Use of exogenous hormones
  • Lecture - Endocrinology and physiology in the male
  • Practical - Semen collection and evaluation
  • Lecture - Abnormalities in the male
  • Practical - Ultrasound examination of the male reproductive tract
  • Lecture & Practical - Artificial insemination techniques



Price: £1195.00 plus VAT

Eyelid and Corneal Surgery
03-10-2017 to 04-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • The spectrum of congenital, developmental and conformation related disorders of the eyelids that require surgical correction
  • The aetiology, diagnosis and management of third eyelid conditions
  • Corneal anatomy, physiology and wound healing
  • The types of corneal repair and reconstruction, including direct suturing, conjunctival grafts and corneo-conjunctival transposition
  • The surgical procedures for use on the cornea, such as grid keratotomy, superficial keratectomy and removal of foreign bodies




Price: £1099.00 plus VAT

Wound Reconstruction
12-10-2017 to 13-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • Surgical Principles
  • Wound Healing
  • Wound management
  • Tension relieving techniques
  • Local subdermal skin flaps
  • Axial Pattern flaps
  • Skin grafts





Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Perineal Surgery - Common Procedures Explained and Practised
20-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • Review of relevant surgical anatomy
  • Current approaches to the successful anal sacculectomy
  • Improve your success rate with perineal hernia repair
  • Confidence with perineal urethrostomies
  • Options for perineal skin reconstruction




Price: £589.00 plus VAT

Next Steps in Orthopaedic Surgery
26-10-2017 to 27-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • Fracture healing
  • Patient assessment and fracture planning
  • Indications for internal (pins, plates and screws) versus external fixation (linear frames)
  • How to fix common fractures of the forelimbs (scapula, humerus, radius/ulna, metacarpus) by internal and external fixation
  • Fix common fractures of the hindlimbs (pelvis, femur, tibia and tarsus) by internal and external fixation
  • Dealing with common complications of fracture repair




Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Practical Techniques - Big Weekend
04-11-2017 to 05-11-2017 - Swindon

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Day 1
  • Placing a tracheostomy tube
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Chest drain placement and appropriate management
  • When and how to place feeding tubes
  • Placing central lines and their indications
Day 2
  • Gastropexy
  • Cystotomy and urethrostomy/urethrotomy
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Splenectomy


Price: £899.00 plus VAT

Laparoscopic Bitch Spay
08-11-2017 to 09-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Equipment required for laparoscopy
  • Instrument handling techniques
  • Basic laparoscopic principles
  • Principles of electrosurgery and haemostasis
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy
  • Laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy





Price: £1290.00 plus VAT

All About The Ear
10-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Current approaches to the successful resolution of an aural haematoma
  • Clinical reasons and surgical technique employed in a lateral wall resection
  • Improve your success rate with TECA and lateral bulla osteotomy 
  • Indications and technique to perform ventral bulla osteotomy



Price: £589.00 plus VAT

Ophthalmic Surgery - Practical Techniques
14-11-2017 - Swindon

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This is the first day of a two-day practical session, please see module 12 for additional objectives. 
The modules must be attended as a pair.Key Learning Objectives:
  • Recognise commonly used ophthalmic instruments and understand their use
  • Use loupes and understand operating microscopes for surgical magnification
  • Select appropriate suture material and needle designs 
  • Discuss pre and post- operative care of surgical patients and appropriate anaesthetic regimes 
  • Understand the basic surgical principles as they pertain to ophthalmic surgery







Price: £549.50 plus VAT

Spinal Surgery
24-11-2017 to 23-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Neurological examination and lesion localisation
  • Application of neuro-diagnostics (CSF tap, myelography, CT, MRI)
  • Diagnosis and management of surgical diseases of the spinal cord
  • Approaches to the spinal cord (ventral slot, hemilaminectomy, dorsal laminectomy)




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Canine Cruciate Disease & Patellar Luxation
28-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of MMP
  • Case selection for MMP
  • Ability to perform the MMP procedure
  • The aims of sulcoplasty
  • Treatment selection in patella luxation
  • Complete confidence to carry out RidgeStop™ procedure


Price: £675.00 plus VAT

SOP Locking Plate Systems
29-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Locking plate mechanics
  • Case selection
  • Methods of application and modes of failure
  • Review of extensive published literature
  • Wet lab and dry bone practicals using a variety of bones





Price: £675.00 plus VAT

TTA Rapid
01-12-2017 - Swindon

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  • The theory of how and why TTA Rapid works
  • The implants and instruments used for TTA Rapid
  • Perform the TTA Rapid technique including choosing the right cage
  • How to minimise complications





Price: £589.00 plus VAT


Reproduction


Canine Reproduction
28-09-2017 to 29-09-2017 - Guide Dogs for the Blind - Warwickshire

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Day 1 Course Content:
  • Lecture - Endocrinology and physiology in the female
  • Practical - Measurement of progesterone
  • Lecture - Optimal time for mating
  • Practical - Vaginal cytology
  • Practical - Ultrasound of reproductive tract
  • Lecture - Pregnancy and parturition
  • Practical - Ultrasound of pregnancy
  • Lecture - Abnormalities in the female
Day 2 Course Content:
  • Lecture - Use of exogenous hormones
  • Lecture - Endocrinology and physiology in the male
  • Practical - Semen collection and evaluation
  • Lecture - Abnormalities in the male
  • Practical - Ultrasound examination of the male reproductive tract
  • Lecture & Practical - Artificial insemination techniques



Price: £1195.00 plus VAT


Ultrasound


Next Steps Abdominal Ultrasound
07-09-2017 to 08-09-2017 - St Albans

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  • Machine set up and recording of images
  • Commonly seen artefacts
  • The normal and abnormal ultrasonographic appearance of the abdomen including the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and pancreas
  • Performing elementary abdominal Doppler examination
  • How to perform invasive ultrasound guided procedures





Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound
28-09-2017 to 29-09-2017 - Cheshire

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  • Physics of ultrasound
  • Machine set up
  • Ultrasonography of the liver and spleen
  • Ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract
  • Ultrasonography of the urinary tract
  • The standard echocardiographic views
  • The useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis




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Next Steps Echocardiography
23-10-2017 to 24-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • The standard echocardiographic views and how to optimise them
  • The useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis
  • Identifying the typical changes seen in common acquired cardiac diseases
  • Identifying the typical changes seen in common congenital cardiac diseases




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Advanced Echocardiography
30-10-2017 - Swindon

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  • All the standard echocardiographic views and how to optimise them
  • The theory and use of Doppler echocardiography
  • More advanced echocardiographic measurements






Price: £589.00 plus VAT

Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound
01-11-2017 to 02-11-2017 - St Albans

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  • Physics of ultrasound
  • Machine set up
  • Ultrasonography of the liver and spleen
  • Ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract
  • Ultrasonography of the urinary tract
  • The standard echocardiographic views
  • The useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis




Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Next Steps Abdominal Ultrasound
21-11-2017 to 22-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Machine set up and recording of images
  • Commonly seen artefacts
  • The normal and abnormal ultrasonographic appearance of the abdomen including the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and pancreas
  • Performing elementary abdominal Doppler examination
  • How to perform invasive ultrasound guided procedures





Price: £1069.00 plus VAT

Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound
30-11-2017 - Swindon

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  • Performing and interpreting ultrasonographic examination of the right limb and body of the pancreas
  • Performing and interpreting ultrasonographic examination of both adrenal glands and the peritoneum
  • How to perform basic techniques for the identification of portosystemic shunts
  • The basic approaches for the identification of large blood vessel thrombi






Price: £589.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography I
29-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand echocardiographic imaging and basic machine settings
  • M-mode, B-mode and 3D acquisitions
  • Practical: scanning



Price: £494.00 plus VAT

Echocardiography I
31-05-2018 - Swindon

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Key learning objectives:
  • Understand echocardiographic imaging and basic machine settings
  • M-mode, B-mode and 3D acquisitions
  • Practical: scanning



Price: £494.00 plus VAT


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