General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice

Cyprus, Nicosia - November 2020

General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice

Introduction

Who should attend?

All veterinarians with a special interest in feline practice that want to achieve a medium-high level of expertise, increase skills, knowledge, and confidence in dealing with more complex cases offering familiar and local treatment that will accelerate diagnosis and treatment.

Program

Taught by world-class speakers, this outstanding program offers an in-depth look at common and more challenging feline issues through interactive and case-based sessions. This program will assist you in consolidating your knowledge of cats and clinical approach to feline patients. Individual modules advance your knowledge and skills in a specific area while the full program prepares you for the ISVPS assessments that are required to earn a GPCert (General Practitioner Certificate).

Class size limited to create an optimal learning experience and environment.



Course Details

Venue:
Cyprus, Nicosia

  Start Date:
November 2020

Modules:
16

Duration:
112h

} Schedule:
9:30-17:30

Delegates:
24



This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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01 - Feline Behaviour
11/2020 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

  • Consolidate your understanding of 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
  • Review and apply strategies for improving core territory security
  • Have a good knowledge of the principal behavioural modifying drugs, their use and potential side effects


Speaker: TBC
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02 - Feline Diagnostic Techniques
11/2020 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

  • Interpret adbominal and thoracic radiographies.
  • Recognize the importance of ultrasound in cats.
  • Have an awareness of the contrast radiology methods and aplicability.
  • Participate in clinical cases discussion where film reading is essential.


Speaker: TBC
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03 - Feline Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis
11/2020 | University of Nicosia

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 where appropriate

• Understand the methodology involved in the generation of hematology, biochemistry and cytology profiles

• Have an awareness of the various diagnostic tests for endocrine and infectious diseases (viral, parasitic – including heartworm – and bacterial) techniques and interpretation

• Recall the cytology of hemic and non-hemic cell populations, both reactive and neoplastic, and have the ability to trace or plot maturation and degeneration pathways in blood, fluid and tissue smears

 


Speaker: TBC
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04 - Feline Dermatology
11/2020 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Formulate a differential diagnosis and 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 recognize the dermatological manifestations of systemic disease


Speaker: TBC
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05 - Feline Cardiology
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Recognize 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

• Recognize the crucial role of high quality imaging modalities (especially ultrasonography and radiology) in the differential diagnosis of feline cardiopulmonary diseases


Speaker: TBC
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06 - Feline Respiratory Medicine
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

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


Speaker: TBC
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07 - Feline Infectious Diseases I
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

  • Describe 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


Speaker: TBC
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08 - Feline Infectious Diseases II
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain the diseases of hunting cats including Toxoplasmosis, Pox virus, Mycobacterial disease and Salmonellosis
  • Approach enteric infections of the cat including protozoal disease (Trichomonas foetus, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Isospora) and bacterial/ viral disease
  • Understand fungal mycoses
  • Control infectious and zoonotic disease in the home, clinic, shelters and cattery situations


Speaker: TBC
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09 - Feline Urology I
09/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Differentiate pre-renal azotemia, primary AKD, decompensated CKD and post-renal azotemia.
• Recognize the available diagnostic techniques useful in cats with CKD
• Explain the benefits of controlling the serum concentration of phosphate in cats with CKD
• Discuss the treatment protocols to control phosphatemia, take into consideration cats’ individuality
• IECAs role in the treatment of renal diseases in cats – when, why and adverse reactions (uremic crisis).


Speaker: TBC
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10 - Feline Urology II
09/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Urolithiasis management, including non-invasive therapeutic options to urinary stones.
• Conventional treatments and surgical approach to urinary calculi.
• Discuss the therapeutic options and strategies in cases of urinary infections.
• FLUTD – treatment options, its advantages and protocols.
• Urinary incontinence.
• Urinary behaviour.
• Imaging.

 


Speaker: TBC
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11 - Feline Liver, Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Tract
09/2021 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Know how to investigate and manage common medical conditions affecting the feline esophagus, 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


Speaker: TBC
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12 - Feline Neurology
09/2021 | University of Nicosia

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 localize lesions and the value this provides to the clinician

• Plan a neurological investigation and understand the major feline neurological diseases on the basis of localization

• Approach abnormalities including seizures, spinal cord and cranial nerve abnormalities and peripheral neurological diseases


Speaker: TBC
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13 - Feline Ophthalmology
01/2022 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Understand the normal feline eye and use readily available diagnostic equipment and disposables in feline ophthalmic cases

• Recognize those ophthalmic conditions which are unique to the cat or are particularly important in this species

• Understand how to perform common surgical procedures pertinent to feline ophthalmology

• Approach the medical management of ophthalmic patients and know when to refer


Speaker: TBC
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14 - Feline Endocrinology
01/2022 | University of Nicosia

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

 


Speaker: TBC
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15 - Feline Oncology, Lymphatic and Hematopoietic Disease
01/2022 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Understand the clinical relevance of tumor 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 anemia, hematopoietic disease and coagulopathies

Some independent home based study is required to complete this course.


Speaker: TBC
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16 - Feline Critical Care and Emergency Case Management
01/2022 | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives:

• Perform triage, assess patients, prioritize cases and undertake emergency monitoring and stabilization

• Be familiar with critical therapeutics including fluid and electrolyte therapy, transfusion medicine cardiovascular and respiratory support, analgesia and CPR

• Understand the effects, clinical signs and treatment for common toxicities including insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides, herbicides, household preparations and plants


Speaker: TBC


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This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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Prices **


Register before 11/10/2020:
  • Payment in full: 5800.00€
  • 20% Deposit + 3 x instalments: 1595.00€ + 1595.00€ x 3 instalments *
  • 20% Deposit + 11 x instalments: 1276.00€ + 454.00€ x 11 instalments *

Register after 11/10/2020:
  • Payment in full: 6000.00€
  • 20% Deposit + 3 x instalments: 1795.00€ + 1595.00€ x 3 instalments *
  • 20% Deposit + 11 x instalments: 1476.00€ + 454.00€ x 11 instalments *

* First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one month before each block of modules

** All delegates will be charged VAT by default.

B2B Transactions to third countries will be exempt of VAT.

B2B Transactions to EU Countries would be under reverse charge of VAT following article 194 Directive 2006/112/EC.


Payment terms and conditions

1. The number of places is limited. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

2. If the subscription is done with less than 30 days before the course an additional fee will be charged.

3. Total payment should be done before the beginning of the course.

4. Instalments payment should be initiated before the beginning of the course and be concluded before the end of the course. This modality has an added value, due to administrative expenses.

5. Multiple booking discounts available.


Registration information

1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

2. It’s advisable to carry on the payment within 15 days after the subscription register.

3. Your place will only be confirmed after being payed.

4. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.

5. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.



Find the course that suits you





This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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