General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine

Nicosia - April 2021

General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine

Introduction

This modular programme in small animal medicine comprises 20 modules covering clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging and endocrinology as well as the main body systems. The programme has been developed to provide veterinary surgeons with an opportunity throughout the programme to enhance their practical skills via microscopy workshops, x-ray film reading, abdominal scanning in a wet lab situation.

Program

Our Small Animal Medicine programme has been designed to be spread over a year and a half culminating in an exam at the end, ensuring you are well positioned to pass. We understand you have busy working lives and may want to spread your learning, this programme enables you to have this flexibility with timings to fit around you and practice life. For that reason we have divided the delivery of this programme in 5 blocks of 4 days.

This program includes

- 12 months free subscription of Bitesize

- An online learning platform which includes a forum and additional learning resources

- Notes and other supporting learning materials

- Refreshments and lunches



Course Details

Venue:
Nicosia


  Start Date:
April 2021

Modules:
20

Duration:
140h

} Schedule:
9:30-17:30

Delegates:
24



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01 - Clinical pathology and laboratory medicine
TBC | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Discuss the different sampling techniques and sample processing, and identify factors that may affect them - Understand the rationale behind selection of appropriate tests - Describe the investigative approach to regenerative anaemia, non-regenerative anaemia and abnormal haemostasis - Discuss the clinical pathology associated with hepatobiliary and renal disease - Use the developed knowledge to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients - Use the acquired information to direct further diagnostic investigations


Speaker: Kostas Papasouliotis (DVM PhD DipRCPath (Vet.Clin.Path.) DipECVCP MRCVS)
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02 - Cytology + practical
TBC | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of cytologic sample collection, storage and preparation - Describe the correct principles of routine cytologic sample examination - Understand the different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage samples - Describe the pathologic principles used to formulate a cytologic diagnosis This module includes a practical microscopy session


Speaker: Kostas Papasouliotis (DVM PhD DipRCPath (Vet.Clin.Path.) DipECVCP MRCVS)
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03 - Diagnostic Techniques
TBC | University of Nicosia

Key learning objectives: At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Understand the principles of radiography and radiology - Understand the situations where contrast radiography is useful and appreciate the importance of radiation protection - Understand the principles of the use of ultrasound imaging - Be aware of the basic principles of CT and MRI


Speaker: Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)
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04 - Diagnostic Techniques - practical : film reading + abdominal ultrasound
TBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

This practical day will include: - Case based discussion - Film reading session - Practical abdominal ultrasound scanning


Speaker: Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)
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05 - Gastroenterology I - Vomiting and Diarrhoea
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Describe and understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic vomiting - Describe and understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic diarrhoea - Understand and discuss the diagnostic approaches to vomiting and diarrhoea - Describe the principles and basic use of endoscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease


Speaker: Ed Hall (VetMB MA,PhD,DipECVIM-CA MRCVS)
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06 - Gastroenterology II - Diagnosis and Management of Liver and Pancreatic Disease
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Understand the pathophysiology of hepatic and hepatobiliary disease - Describe the diagnostic approach to the jaundiced patient - Describe the investigative approach to suspected hepatobiliary disease - Describe and understand the pathophysiology of exocrine pancreatic disease - Describe the investigative approach to acute and chronic exocrine pancreatic diseases - Discuss therapeutic options in hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease


Speaker: Ed Hall (VetMB MA,PhD,DipECVIM-CA MRCVS)
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07 - Medical Oncology
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Understand the principles of tumour biology and staging - Describe the general investigative approach to the cancer patient - Understand the principles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical oncology - Describe the therapeutic management of common canine and feline neoplasms - Recognise and manage common oncologic emergencies


Speaker: Gillian Shaban (D-ACVIM ( Oncology), D-ECVIM-Ca)
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08 - Ophthalmology
TBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: Understand how to perform an ophthalmic examination Describe the surgical and medical management of the most frequent ophthalmic diseases Appreciate the ocular manifestation of systemic diseases Discuss the available therapeutic options Practical session on ophthalmic examination


Speaker: Ron Ofri (DVM, PhD, DECVO)
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09 - Cardiovascular medicine I
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Understand and describe the principles and importance of physical examination in patients with suspected cardiac disease - Understand the principles of electrocardiography - Describe and understand the approach to electrocardiographic interpretation and identify common arrhythmias - Describe the evaluation of thoracic radiographs in cardiac patients - Understand the basic principles of echocardiography and its role in diagnosis of cardiac disease


Speaker: Brigite Pedro (DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
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10 - Cardiovascular medicine II
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Describe and understand the events involved in the pathophysiology of cardiac failure - Define systolic and diastolic failure - Appreciate the species differences in prevalence of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases - Describe the major congenital cardiac diseases in dogs and cats - Describe and understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of acquired valvular, myocardial and pericardial diseases - Discuss the therapeutic options and their applications in patients with cardiac disease


Speaker: Brigite Pedro (DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)
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11 - Endocrinology I
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: Understand the underlying principles of endocrine anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology Describe the clinical signs and diagnostic approach to adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disorders in dogs and cats Understand the basis of medical and (where appropriate) surgical management for diseases affecting the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands


Speaker: Michael E. Herrtage (MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DECVDI DECVIM FRCVS)
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12 - Endocrinology II
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: Understand and describe the pathophysiology and clinical signs associated with endocrine pancreatic disease Describe the investigation and management of diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis in the dog and cat Understand the causes of failure to control diabetes and the approach to the unstable diabetic patient Understand the pathophysiology of pituitary endocrine diseases Describe the clinical signs, investigation and management of pituitary endocrine disease in the dog and cat


Speaker: Michael E. Herrtage (MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM DECVDI DECVIM FRCVS)
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13 - Respiratory disease
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Describe the generic diagnostic approach to respiratory disease in the dog and cat - Understand the importance of diagnostic aids (radiography, endoscopy) in the investigation of respiratory disease - Understand the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of coughing and respiratory distress - Describe the principles of primary and ancillary respiratory therapeutics


Speaker: Susana Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)
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14 - Urology I
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: List and describe the diagnostic techniques used in investigation of urinary disease Understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria Describe the investigative approach to and therapeutic management of acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria


Speaker: Susana Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)
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15 - Urology II
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: Describe and understand the factors involved in the development of crystalluria and urolithiasis in cats and dogs Understand the principles of management of lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs Describe the possible causes of urinary incontinence, their diagnosis and management Classify canine prostatic diseases and understand their pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management


Speaker: Susana Silva (DVM CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine)
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16 - Infectious diseases
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: List the major infectious diseases in dogs and cats Describe the diagnosis and management of common infectious diseases in dogs and cats Describe the clinical signs of significant imported diseases occurring in dogs and cats Understand the principles of vaccination and vaccination regimes Describe the steps involved in the pet travel scheme List notifiable diseases in dogs and cats


Speaker: Gad Baneth (DVM, Ph.D. Dipl. ECVCP)
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17 - Immunology
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: - Understand the basis of immune function and the immune response - Describe the pathophysiology of and diagnostic approach to common immune-mediated diseases in small animals - Understand the basis of therapy for immune-mediated diseases - Discuss the use of common immunosuppressive therapies


Speaker: Michael Day (BSc, BVMS(Hons), PhD, DSc, DiplECVP, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS)
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18 - Medical Neurology
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: Understand the principles of functional neuroanatomy Describe the principles involved in the neurologic examination and localisation of lesions List and understand further diagnostic techniques used in investigation of neurologic disease Describe the investigation and management of common neurologic syndromes Understand the steps involved in the investigation and management of seizures in dogs and cats


Speaker: Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas (DVM MVetMed DipECVN MRCVS)
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19 - Emergency medicine and critical care
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: • Describe the elements involved in major body system assessment and stabilisation of the acutely ill or emergency patient • Describe the use of the emergency laboratory database and its interpretation • Understand the principles involved in fluid, electrolyte and transfusion therapy • Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of critical patient monitoring • Understand how to recognise cardiopulmonary arrest in small animals • Understand the application of basic and advanced cardiac life support


Speaker: Zeev Gans (DVM, Dip ABVP (Canine and Feline))
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20 - Dermatology + practical
TBC | University of Nicosia

At the end of this module, delegates should be able to: • Understand a problem-solving approach to skin diseases • Describe the steps involved in dermatologic examination in cats and dogs • List and understand the techniques used for the laboratory investigation of skin disease and when they should be used • Describe a rational problem-solving approach to pruritus, its investigation and treatment • Describe a rational problem-solving approach to alopecia, its investigation and treatment • Recognise common presentations of bacterial, parasitic and fungal skin disease. • Describe common dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease and their pathogenesis This module includes a practical microscopy session


Speaker: Rosario Cerundolo (DVM, Cert. VD, Dipl. ECVD, MRCVS)


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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.


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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.



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

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